The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau (2’nd jun) :
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina has said that she hopes that the United Kingdom will take up the issue of the interests and priorities of the countries at risk of climate change in the international forum.
Later, Ihsanul Karim, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, told a press briefing, “During the meeting, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that as the current chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum-CVF, Bangladesh expects the United Kingdom to be one of the countries at risk of climate change. Interests and priorities will be taken seriously in international forums.’ “Bangladesh and a few other countries will be affected by the adverse effects of global climate change, although Bangladesh’s carbon emissions are negligible,” he said, quoting the Prime Minister.
During the meeting, Alok Sharma hoped that Bangladesh, as the current President of the CVF, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, would play an important role in the issue of climate change.
The press secretary said the two also discussed climate funding and other issues.
Alok Sharma emphasized the transformation into green energy and in this regard, the Prime Minister said, “We are moving towards green energy and 5.6 million solar power connections have been provided in our country.”
He also said that the government and the party have undertaken a massive tree-planting program.
Alok Sharma said about the vaccination program of Covid-19, this vaccination program is going well in the UK.
Regarding the immunization program, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh, despite being a highly densely populated country, has taken various steps to keep the country’s economy afloat in the face of this epidemic.
Since Alok Sharma will visit the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh also briefed him about the Sundarbans.
Ambassador at Large Mohammad Ziauddin, Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Dr. Ahmed Kaikaus, Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasnim, and UK High Commissioner to Bangladesh were present on the occasion.