Dhaka, Jan. 13 -- Bangladesh has sought the facilities reserved for the least developed countries for five years for preparations after graduating to the developing nation bracket.

It floated the proposal at a virtual expert group meeting with the United Nations Committee for Development Policy in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Zuena Aziz, the principal coordinator of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) affairs at the Prime Minister's Office, headed the Bangladesh delegation in the meeting, reports bdnews24.com.

The meeting was part of preparations for the tri-annual review session of the CDP in February, when the UN committee is set to recommend Bangladesh for graduation from LDC for the second time.

A finance ministry statement said Bangladesh so...