Govt did not ask specific information on citizens’ money in Swiss banks : Nathalie Chuard
Dhaka August 10 2022 :
Bangladesh government did not want specific information on citizens’ money in Swiss banks, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh Nathalie Chuard said today (August 10, 2022), said a Daily Star report.
According to the annual report published in June this year by Switzerland’s central bank, Swiss National Bank (SNB), Bangladeshis last year deposited money equivalent to Tk 3,000 crore in various banks of that country, Prothom Alo quoted her as saying.
Switzerland 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 Bangladesh,” said Ambassador Chuard while speaking at an event of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association Bangladesh (DCAB).
Besides elaborating on Swiss activities and priorities in Bangladesh, she also highlighted the values, principles and beliefs that Switzerland represents
There are allegations that most of the money was earned illegally, the ambassador said at the DCAB Talk at Jatiya Press Club hosted by the DCAB morning, the report said.
The ambassador answered various questions on Bangladesh-Switzerland trade relations, investment, cooperation in resolving the Rohingya problem.
“We are committed to maintaining international standards. It is possible to exchange such information on the basis of the consent of the two parties and it has to be established. We are working with Bangladesh on this,” she added.
DCAB President Rezaul Karim Lotus moderated the function while General Secretary of the organisation AKM Moinuddin delivered the welcome speech.
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