The President of the World Bank, Mr Robert McNamara, flew to Dacca on Monday for a brief session of talks with the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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Background: The President of the World Bank, Mr Robert McNamara, flew to Dacca on Monday for a brief session of talks with the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The meeting was held at the request of United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. After the visit, a World Bank spokesman said in New Delhi that a World Bank technical team will move to Dacca soon as part of a United Nations emergency relief operation.
Mr McNamara, who had visited Pakistan at the weekend said last week that the World Bank could provide technical assistance to Bangladesh even though the new state was not a member.
SYNOPSIS: In Dacca, the president of the World Bank, Mr Robert McNamara, had a brief session of talks on Monday with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Mr McNamara flew to Dacca from New Delhi. At the weekend, he had visited Pakistan. His purpose was to seek ways the World Bank could help in postwar reconstruction.
Bangladesh is not a member of the World Bank, and Mr. McNamara went there at United Nations request. After the talks, a spokesman said the bank would send a technical team as part of a United Nations emergency relief operation.