Bangladesh needs global support for climate adaptation: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Bangladesh deserves high level of international support, technological and financial assistance for its climate change adaptation and implementing mitigation initiatives.

She said this when outgoing Dutch Ambassador Alphons Hennekens met her at her office (PMO).

The Dutch Envoy underscored the need for strengthening regional cooperation and sharing of experiences to face the adverse impacts of global climate change.

After the meeting, PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed reporters.

Hennekens told the Prime Minister that his country will continue its cooperation to Bangladesh in different sectors, including Bangladesh Delta Plan-2012 and training programme.

Hasina said a MoU was signed between the two countries on Bangladesh Delta Plan-2012 as a new vision document for a strategic partnership in sustainable delta management, integrated water resources management, disaster management and adaptation to climate change.

The Press Secretary said the Prime Minister also mentioned various steps taken by her government to ensure people’s basic rights, including food, shelter health and education.

During the meeting, Hasina and Hennekens also discussed various bilateral issues, including the expansion of trade and business.

Ambassador at-Large M Ziaudding was, among others, was present on the occasion.

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