EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

On the list of things not to do during a pandemic, holding big international gatherings is close to the top. But European Union leaders and their large following of diplomats and advisers are meeting in Portugal on Friday for two days of talks, sending a signal that they see the threat from COVID-19 on their […]

New promise on climate by world leaders: A hope in the horizon

The climate change summit of 40 world leaders, spearheaded by the US President Joe Biden during April 22-23, 2021, amidst the concern for achievability of the climate ambitions is a significant step forward. A number of countries announced their new targets of higher reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while the others reiterated their commitments. […]

PM Hasina to highlight challenges, efforts on climate front at Leaders’ Summit on Climate

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US giving much importance to Bangladesh as its partner to tackle climate crisis, says Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will deliver her speech virtually at the “Leaders’ Summit on Climate” on Thursday highlighting the climate-related challenges Bangladesh faces and the efforts it is undertaking. She will address the inaugural session […]

Bangladesh should focus on climate finance, migration at Leaders’ Summit: experts

Bangladesh needs to focus on keeping the global temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius, climate funding, technology transfer, and rehabilitating the climate migrants, at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate to be held on April 22-23, said leading climate experts and policymakers today. At the same time, Bangladesh also needs to focus on the damages being […]

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 […]

Leaders’ Summit on Climate: Kerry to arrive on April 9 to invite PM Hasina

John Kerry, the United States’ special presidential envoy for climate, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on April 9 on a daylong visit during which Bangladesh will convey its priority issues to him on the climate front. “Yes, we’re happy that he’s coming. We worked with him before, too,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen […]

5 South Asian leaders due over 10 days

5 South Asian leaders due over 10 days

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen, state minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam and other officials of the ministry address a press conference in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo The leaders of five out of the eight South Asian countries would visit Bangladesh over the next 10 days, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen […]

Biden says free Indo-Pacific essential as he meets India, Japan, Australia leaders

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US President Joe Biden, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, meets virtually with the leaders of Australia, India, Japan in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on March 12, 2021 AFP The United States wants to strengthen ties with allies and partners as China adopts an increasingly assertive foreign policy in […]

Farmers, labour leaders renew call for reopening jute, sugar mills

Farmers, labour leaders renew call for reopening jute, sugar mills

Workers of sugar, jute, spinning and textile mills bring out a procession in Dhaka on Saturday following a rally they organised to protest against the de-nationalisation of the mills. — New Age photo Labour and farmer leaders on Saturday urged the government to reopen stateowned jute and sugar mills before the next parliament session or […]

New industrial sectors need more focus for post-LDC era: BCI leaders

New industrial sectors need more focus for post-LDC era: BCI leaders

 Industrial sector leaders on Saturday urged the authorities concerned to pay more attention to the development of new industrial sectors to face challenges in the post-LDC era.  “If we want to continue our economic growth, we’ve to concentrate on new sectors in post-LDC (least developed countries) era beyond the conventional industries like garments, textiles, remittance […]