Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has assured the visiting Foreign Minister of the Maldives Abdulla Shahid that Bangladesh would in all its capacity, assist Maldives to combat the effects of climate change.
“As the Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Sheikh Hasina assured that Bangladesh would extend the highest possible support to the Maldives in facing the adverse impacts of the climate changes,” said Prime Minister’s Assistant Press Secretary MM Emrul Kayas.
The Bangladesh PM said that Bangladesh had designed and is now implementing its own “mitigation” and “adaptation” plans to combat the adverse impacts of climate change.
The Bangladesh official news agency BSS reported that two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were also signed between Bangladesh and the Maldives. The first MoU is on the placement of human resources between the two countries to provide a solid framework for the recruitment of human resources from Bangladesh, and the second MoU is on cooperation between the Foreign Service Institute of the Maldives and the Foreign Service Academy of Bangladesh over the training development of Foreign Service officers of the two countries.