German foreign minister presses Bangladesh on energy investment
The Daily Star/Asia News Network
June 26, 2012, 6:47 pm TWN
Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has suggested Bangladesh invest more in energy and education for future development of the country.
Investing in energy and education must be the primary effort of Bangladesh as the country has the potential of development, Westerwelle said at a reception held in his honor by the Bangladesh-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BGCCI) at a hotel in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on Saturday.
Westerwelle also described how Germany developed despite not having any fossil fuel. "Germany is rich in energy through adopting improved policies," the minister said.
"We need intelligent and smart solutions of energy problem for future development of the world," he said.
Westerwelle also urged investment in education for proper utilization of the vast number of young people in Bangladesh.