EU special envoy for human rights arrives today

The European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka today to discuss issues of mutual interests, especially rights issues.

He will be visiting at the Bangladesh government’s invitation.

During his six-day visit, Gilmore will hold meetings with government officials concerned over the Rohingya issue and will visit the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, according to the foreign ministry.

In Dhaka, he will hold a series of meetings with government officials and other stakeholders to discuss human rights issues.

He is likely to sit with Law Minister Anisul Huq, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam apart from his meeting with civil society members.

During his recent visit to Brussels, Shahriar held a series of meetings, including with Gilmore in the first week of May.

Shahriar invited Gilmore to visit Bangladesh.

The tasks of the special representative for human rights are to enhance the effectiveness and visibility of EU human rights policy. 

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