UK reiterates support for Bangladesh's climate action
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UK reiterates support for Bangladesh’s climate action

The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today reiterated the UK’s support for the action Bangladesh has taken on climate change in the run up to COP26.

Raab made the assurance while holding a bilateral talk with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr A K Abdul Momen, who is now in Europe.

The two leaders discussed the strong relationship between the UK and Bangladesh at the meeting held virtually, a British High Commission press release said here. During the meeting, Raab also assured Britain’s support in Bangladesh’s transition away from coal to clean and renewable energy.

The British foreign secretary stressed the importance of a coordinated international response on Afghanistan with the aim of safeguarding regional stability, said the release.

Raab conveyed the UK’s appreciation to Bangladesh government for hosting the Rohingyas.

He reaffirmed his country’s continued support to ensure dignified lives for Rohingyas in Bangladesh as well as to enable their return home to Rakhine state and to maintain pressure on Myanmar.

The British foreign secretary welcomed the inaugural UK-Bangladesh trade dialogue and discussed further opportunities for strengthening trade between the two countries.

He also congratulated Bangladesh on its golden jubilee of independence and welcomed the last 50 years of UK-Bangladesh relations.

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