TPT Dhaka Bureau:
Lord Ahmad, British State Minister for Foreign Affairs for South Asia, United Nations, and the Commonwealth called on the Foreign Minister at the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in New York in the afternoon of 23 September 2021.
In the meeting, the issue of climate change was discussed. Foreign Minister Momen suggested that Bangladesh as the President of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the UK as the President of COP26 might jointly hold an event on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow. Foreign Minister Momen also apprised Lord Ahmad of the steps taken by Bangladesh in the area of mitigation and adaptation. He suggested that the private sector of the UK could invest in different environment-friendly projects in Bangladesh, including in the electrification of the conventional railway. Lord Ahmad appreciated the proactive leadership role of Bangladesh in the area of climate change.
The issue of the Rohingya crisis was also discussed in the meeting. Foreign Minister Momen called on the international community, including the UK, to take concrete actions for the creation of a conducive environment in Myanmar for the sustainable return of Rohingyas to their homeland in Rakhine State.