The Prime Minister said this when former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Co-chair of the Chatham House Commission Helen Clerk paid a courtesy call on her at a hotel in the city.
Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed newsmen after the meeting.
Sheikh Hasina said her government has been working to implement the National Health Strategic Plan 2011-2030 aimed at achieving the target.
She pointed out Bangladesh’s successes in pharmaceutical sectors, and said, it is now exporting pharmaceuticals to over 100 countries.
Sheikh Hasina mentioned that the government has given emphasis on conducting research, producing Covid-19 and other vaccines in the country, while a vaccine manufacturing plant is being set up in
Gopalganj with the technical support of the US.
In reply, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand said Bangladesh can be an exporter of special medicines including the Covid-19 vaccines.
During the meeting, Helen Clerk said Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina can play an important role in this regard.
Adviser to the DG of WHO on Mental Health and Autism Saima Wazed, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, PMO Secretary Mohammad Salahuddin, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and Health Secretary Dr Md Anwar Howlader were present.