Italian envoy meets Shahab Uddin
DHAKA, Sept 13, 2021 (BSS) - Italian Ambassador Enrico Nunziata today called on Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin at the conference room of the ministry.
During the meeting, the Italian envoy invited the environment minister to attend the pre-COP conference in October, a ministry press release said.
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Secretary Md Mostafa Kamal, Additional Secretary (Administration) Iqbal Abdullah Harun, Additional Secretary (Development) Ahmad Shamim Al Razi, Additional Secretary (Climate Change) Md. Mizanul Hoque Chowdhury, Additional Secretary (Environment) Md. Moniruzzaman and Joint Secretary (Climate Change) Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik were present.
Shahab Uddin told the envoy that Bangladesh is playing a significant role in the international arena on climate change as the President of the Climate Vulnerability Forum and Vulnerable-20.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan for overall prosperity, he said, hoping that the world leaders would reach a consensus on other issues of the Paris Climate Agreement, including ensuring 100 billion pledged annually by rich countries to poorer countries at risk of climate change.
The minister also sought Italy's cooperation in the areas related to climate change.
Inviting the Environment Minister to the 'Youth 4 Climate' event to be held in Italy, the Italian envoy said Italy and Bangladesh would work together in related activities to tackle the effects of climate change.
Referring to Bangladesh as a very close ally of Italy, the ambassador said the ongoing cooperation would continue at a steady pace.