Geneva: Bangladesh and Switzerland on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance skill training capacity and knowledge sharing partnership.
The deal seeks to widen opportunities in Bangladesh to export skilled manpower, specifically from med-ical and IT sectors to Switzerland.
The signing ceremony was held at the bilateral meeting room in Palais des Nations after a meeting be-tween President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset and visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Permanent representatives of Switzerland and Bangladesh Jurg Lauber and Sufiur Rahman signed the MoU titled Knowledge Partnership and Skill Enhancement for their respective governments.
President Alain Berset and PM Sheikh Hasina witnessed the signing ceremony.
Briefing reporters Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that the MoU will pave the way for skill training and knowledge sharing partnership between the two countries.
According to Bangladesh Foreign Ministry officials, Switzerland has some specialized institutes, espe-cially one in Zurich which specializes on technology and innovation. This institute generally works with South Asian countries.
Bangladesh seeks to connect its new specialized institutes with this institute in Zurich for enhancing col-laboration on research and innovation.
Focus has been given on skill development as Switzerland seeks to import skilled Bangladeshi manpow-er, especially from medical and IT sectors.
Under the deal Switzerland will provide initial skill development training in Bangladesh so it can hire skilled manpower according to requirements.