Friday, July 12, 2019

Queen Máxima visits BB

UNB, Dhaka :
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands visited Bangladesh Bank on Thursday.
During the visit, the Dutch Queen, who is also the UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA),
met Governor Fazle Kabir and discussed various issues on access to finance and importance of women's access to digital financial services.
Governor Fazle Kabir, expressed his gratitude to Queen Maxima for visiting Bangladesh Bank and briefed her about the current status of financial inclusion and woman empowerment in Bangladesh, said a BB press release.
The governor also informed the Dutch Queen about the initiatives taken by Bangladesh Bank in reaching the underserved through mobile financial services (MFS), agent banking and SME Loans.
He mentioned that Bangladesh Bank has been working to enable the mobile financial services platform interoperable.
The governor further informed the Queen that the formulation of the country's first ever national financial inclusion strategy (NFIS) is at final stage.