Bangladesh and Denmark signed a grant-based framework agreement of DKK 300 million or approxi-mately Tk 474 crore on Wednesday implementing the bilateral development program in 2023-2028.
The strategic objectives of the framework agreement will be complemented by cross-cutting priorities such as the strengthening of democracy, empowerment of youth and improving gender equality, through empowering women and girls.
Sharifa Khan, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance and Wimie Estrup Petersen, Ambassador, Royal Danish Embassy, Dhaka signed the agreement on behalf of the each government.
Besides, the high officials of Economic Relations Division and Embassy of Denmark in Dhaka were pre-sent in the occasion of signing ceremony.
The government of the Kingdom of Denmark and the government of Bangladesh have 50 years long history of bilateral cooperation.
During this period, Denmark has been supporting Bangladesh in areas of agriculture, water and sanita-tion, transport sectors, climate change, human rights and good governance programme, according to a media release.
Denmark is also involved in commercial activities through the trade council.