Haven’t really had any opportunities to meet significant political figures from around the world since I got elected. However today I was pleased to be able to meet with the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh along with the Bangladeshi High Commissioner here in the UK.
The Foreign Secretary from Bangladesh has been in the UK for a series of meetings with members of the Government and I was invited to meet with him as the Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh.
As you all know we have a significant Bangladeshi community here in Ipswich so I’ve shown an interest. I was very pleased to be able to talk to them both about the brilliant contributions made by the Bangladeshi community here in Ipswich and my role as an Ambassador for BSC Multicultural Services. The High Commissioner is planning to make a visit to Ipswich in the not too distant future.
Bangladesh is also an increasingly dynamic country economically and there are many benefits for the UK linked to increased trade and cooperation.