Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury yesterday said Bangladesh and the United States (US) will work together to protect the environment and fight climate change.
“We have discussed how we can further advance our bilateral relations in the future. Yesterday’s meeting was a productive step forward in solidifying our partnership and exploring new avenues for collabora-tion,” he said.
The environment minister came up with the remarks while talking to journalists after US Ambassador to Dhaka Peter Haas met him at the ministry office yesterday.
The ambassador and the minister were engaged in a fruitful discussion on a range of shared priorities.
“Both sides emphasized the importance of scaling up collaborative initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance Bangladesh’s capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Both sides look forward to continuing their close collaboration in the years to come,” Saber said.
Haas said the US will work with Bangladesh on issues including combating climate change.
“We are committed to strengthening our partnership to support its climate goals. Yesterday’s discussion highlighted the significant opportunities for collaboration, and we look forward to working together to build a more climate-resilient future for both our nations,” the US envoy added.