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Bangladesh recognises Kosovo’s independence

27 February 2017, 5:30:31

International Desk: Bangladesh on Monday recognized Kosovo as an independent country.

The cabinet approved a foreign ministry proposal for the recognition of The Republic of Kosovo as a sovereign and free country.

With the approval, Bangladesh has become the 114th country to recognize the independence of Kosovo, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters after the weekly cabinet conference held at the Secretariat in Dhaka.

Kosovo announced its independence on February 17, 2008 from Serbia. Immediately US, UK, Germany, France, and Australia, among others recognised Kosovo as an independent country.

The cabinet also approved in principle Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Centre Act-2017 in order to turn the centre into an institute which has been operating since 1998.

According to the law, there would be an executive council to run the institute. Secretary to the Ministry of Youth would be the chief of the council. The main objective of the institute is to make it as a think tank body of the youths to turn them as national resources, said the cabinet secretary.

It also approved National Youth Policy-2017 according to which people aged from 18 to 35 years would be considered as youths.

Sea Fisheries Act-2017 was also approved in the meeting which congratulated Awami League lawmaker and Whip of the Parliament Iqbalur Rahman for achieving World Leadership Federation award on Social Innovator recently.

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