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 […]

FM calls on global support for safe return of Rohingyas

FM calls on global support for safe return of Rohingyas

Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen on Sunday requested the international community to meaningfully commit to the Rohingya refugees’ voluntary repatriation to Myanmar by helping create an environment conducive to their safe and dignified return. “It is much more than humanitarian assistance that the Rohingya need to reclaim their legitimate rights as members of […]

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 […]

Bangladesh’s importance in S Asia growing: US

Bangladesh’s importance in S Asia growing: US

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller on Thursday said Bangladesh is gaining growing importance within South Asia due to its socioeconomic progress. Earl Miller underscored that the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a good occasion to reinvigorate the relations […]

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 […]

Virtual 3-day international B2B conclave underway

Virtual 3-day international B2B conclave underway

The first and largest 3-day international business-to-business (B2B) virtual conclave began Tuesday aiming to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country. Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) organized the conclave titled “1st DCCI Business Conclave 2021.” In this 3-day conclave 227 companies from 10 countries will meet upto January 7. Foreign Minister Dr A K […]