PM to highlight post-Covid recovery, climate change at UNGA

 PM to highlight post-Covid recovery, climate change at UNGA

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina | UNB

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka tomorrow morning to join the UN General Assembly in person, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told reporters at a press conference at the foreign ministry today.

She will lead an 80-member government delegation to the world’s biggest diplomatic event. Post-Covid recovery, climate change, sustainable development, and inequality will be some of the major issues that Bangladesh will highlight at the UN General Assembly, beginning on September 21.

From September 21, Prime Minister Hasina will join the UNGA sessions. She will deliver her speech in Bangla on September 24.

Apart from the UNGA, PM Hasina will also hold meetings with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Maldives president, Vietnam president, Barbados prime minister.

In extension, the Prime Minister will attend a side event on the Rohingya crisis. She will also hold a meeting with the US business community and seek investments in Bangladesh.

“We would seek, as before, announcing vaccine a public good. There should be no discrimination in access to the vaccine,” said Foreign Minister Momen.

Ahead of the COP26, the UNGA would discuss the climate change issue, which is very important for Bangladesh. “We would seek to keep the global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius, funding for both mitigation and adaptation,” added Momen.

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