Senator John Kerry, chairman of the United States senate committee on foreign relations, has expressed concern over ‘removal’ of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from Grameen Bank, saying the international community would keep a close eye on the situation.
“I am deeply concerned by efforts to remove Muhammad Yunus as managing director of the Grameen Bank,” he said in a statement released in Washington on Thursday.
The head of the US Senate committee hoped both sides would reach a compromise to maintain Grameen Bank’s autonomy and effectiveness.
“Institutions like the Grameen Bank make a significant contribution to Bangladesh’s development and democracy and Professor Yunus’ life-long work to reduce poverty and empower women through microloans has deservedly received world-wide attention and respect,” added John Kerry.
The statement is available on the US Senate website.
Courtesy of The Daily Star