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Qatar Foundation chief calls on Sheikh Hasina

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Cofounder and Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation Sheikha Moza bint Nasser on Monday met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Doha.

Different issues, including education and healthcare were discussed in the meeting held at the foundation headquarters in Doha, reports BSS.

In the meeting, Qatar Foundation chief praised Sheikh Hasina for her outstanding leadership to ensure the wellbeings of 170 million people of Bangladesh, said Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen while briefing reporters.

"You (Sheikh Hasina) have achieved incredible success," Moza was quoted. In this context, the prime minister said that she works for the people.

"It was my father's dream. I am trying to fulfil his dream. I have not done anything extraordinary," she was quoted.

Moza Bint Nasser wanted to know what Bangladesh is doing for women and children.

Then the premier highlighted on her government's different steps taken for education and health sectors, particularly establishment of community clinics, providing scholarships, stipends and free textbooks for the students to spread education.

She said various trainings are being given for human resource development.

In the meeting, the activities run in Bangladesh with the fund of the Qatar Foundation also came up for the discussion.

The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a state-led non-profit organisation in Qatar, founded in 1995 by then-emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and his wife Moza bint Nasser.

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