Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

John Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, is scheduled to arrive here on Friday on a brief visit during which Bangladesh will convey its priority issues on the climate front. Kerry, now in India on a four-day visit, will hand over the US President’s invitation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in person […]

10th D-8 Summit: D-8 leaders to meet virtually Thursday

10th D-8 Summit: D-8 leaders to meet virtually Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead the Bangladesh delegation at the 10th D-8 Summit on Thursday to be participated by leaders of Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hand over the D-8 Chairmanship to Prime Minister Hasina. Before the Summit, the 19th D-8 Council of Ministers will […]

Extreme poverty to fall to 3% by 2030: FM

Extreme poverty to fall to 3% by 2030: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said extreme poverty rate will come down to 3 percent by 2030 and that the country will be free of poverty after 2041. “Once 80 percent people were poor in Bangladesh but now the poverty rate stands at 20 percent thanks to good initiatives. The Sheikh Hasina […]

Bangladesh, Australia to focus more on trade, investment

Bangladesh, Australia to focus more on trade, investment

Bangladesh and Australia want to expand bilateral relations with more trade, investment and cooperation in human resource development. Australian Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne called his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen recently and discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest, including the Rohingya issue, climate change and Commonwealth. “Their discussion also focused […]

Will follow up discussion that FM Momen had in Washington: Miller

Will follow up discussion that FM Momen had in Washington: Miller

US Ambassador Earl Miller has expressed willingness to work closely with Bangladesh government to follow up the discussion that Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen had in Washington DC with his counterpart and other high dignitaries.  Both sides also expressed satisfaction about the upcoming launch of the US-Bangladesh Business Council this month.  Foreign Minister Dr […]

Foreign Minister seeks Finnish investment in Bangladesh

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File photo of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen addresses a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Focus Bangla The Finnish minister appreciated Bangladesh’s humanitarian gesture to the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged Finland to explore investment opportunities in Special […]

‘Trade, investment should dominate Bangladesh-US ties’

Bangladesh diplomacy needs to be more proactive to buy time from Biden administration, which is pre-occupied by Covid-19 pandemic, for gains from Dhaka-Washington relationship, eminent personalities say The relationship between Bangladesh and the United States, the largest economy of the world, should be dominated by trade and investment to benefit both the countries, eminent personalities […]

Dhaka seeks proactive global support to end Rohingya crisis

File photo of a Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Shared responsibility critical to address challenges of migration governance, Foreign Minister Momen says Bangladesh has sought an effective and proactive support from the international community to find a solution to the Rohingya crisis apart from management of huge displacement. “We need […]

Bangladesh eyes big opportunities abroad through contract…

Bangladesh eyes big opportunities abroad through contract...

Bangladesh wants to move fast in a coordinated way to explore opportunities in ‘Contract Farming,’ especially taking advantage of contract-farming space in the Middle East and greater African landscape for giving a boost to job creation abroad. “I know that countries like Gambia, Sierra Leone, and the stretches of both the Maghreb and the Sub-Saharan […]

Dhaka calls for climate justice amid growing climate refug…

Dhaka calls for climate justice amid growing climate refug...

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said the number of climate refugees is increasing and put emphasis on ensuring climate justice for all countries and their people. “We’ve very practical experience of such a scenario having 1.1 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh creating environmental and social havoc,” he said at the inaugural session of Global […]