Denmark aid to help Bangladesh’s sustainable development


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Bangladesh and Denmark on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sustainable and Green Framework Engagement as the two countries shared joint commitment in tackling global challenges like climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen and Danish Minister for Development and Cooperation Flemming Moller Mortensen inked the MoU at a city hotel function.

Visiting Danish Crown Princess Mary was present to witness the signing ceremony.

The MoU focuses on climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental damage and loss of biodiversity in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, said a joint press release after signing the MoU.

Denmark is the first country to enter a framework engagement with Bangladesh aiming to provide knowledge and technology towards attaining a sustainable and greener future, it said.

The cooperation will bring all instruments into play, ranging from diplomatic action and development cooperation to climate funding and investments, trade and private sector relations, including public-private partnerships, it added.

After the signing ceremony, Dr. Momen held a meeting with the Danish minister to discuss various issues related to development cooperation between the two countries.

Denmark Crown Princess Mary arrived here this morning on a three-day tour to visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar and climate vulnerable community in Sundarbans area.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen received the crown princess with flower bouquet at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The princess began her Bangladesh visit by holding a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban.

The princess will leave by US Bangla Airlines Dhaka for Cox’s Bazar this afternoon .

On Tuesday, Princess Mary will visit different Rohingya camps and host community to get firsthand experience of Rohingya situation and hurdles of the local community through direct interaction.

The princess will go to Satkhira from Cox’s Bazar by helicopter to visit different parts of Sundarbans area to interact with climate vulnerable community and forest officials in Sundarbans.

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