Dutch Ministers Visit Bangladesh

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen and Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen are staying in Bangladesh from 14 to 18 June.

Textiles and water form the focus of the visit, which aims to strengthen bilateral trade and development ties.

A multi-stakeholder delegation comprising representatives of Dutch water companies, textile companies, trade unions, NGOs and pension funds will accompany the ministers.

The ministers will visit projects where Dutch companies are putting their drinking water, drainage and dredging expertise to good use. They will also attend a meeting with the World Bank on water cooperation.