British State Minister for Foreign Affairs calls on Foreign Minister Momen
Dhaka September 27 2021 :
British State Minister for Foreign Affairs calls on Foreign Minister Momen, appreciates Bangladesh’s role as leader of Climate Vulnerable Countries.
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 UK as the President of COP26 might jointly hold an event on 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 private sector of UK could invest in different environment-friendly projects in Bangladesh, including in electrification of the conventional railway. Lord Ahmad appreciated the proactive leadership role of Bangladesh in the area of climate change.
The issue of Rohingya crisis was also discussed in the meeting. Foreign Minister Momen called on the international community, including UK, to take concrete actions for creation of conducive environment in Myanmar for sustainable return of Rohingyas to their homeland in Rakhine State.