India-Bangladesh bilateral relations multifaceted: Pranay Verma
Dhaka, May 29: Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma said that India-Bangladesh bilateral relations are multi-faceted and are manifested through active cooperation in a wide range of fields, including the protection of joint natural ecosystems.
He said this at the Patenga beach cleaning program in Chittagong on Sunday. The Indian High Commission along with local organizations took up a beach cleaning program titled 'G20 Mega Beach Clean Up' at Patenga beach in Chittagong. Organized under the Code of Conduct for India's G20 Presidency in 2023, the hour-long event was attended by prominent members of Bangladesh government, local administration, civil society and media as well as students and youth volunteers.
Pranay Verma said that Bangladesh's acceptance of India's invitation to participate as a guest country during India's G20 presidency is a reflection of the broad and deep partnership between the two countries.
He added that India-Bangladesh bilateral relations are multi-faceted and manifest through active cooperation in a wide range of areas including protection of joint natural ecosystems. He emphasized that this joint effort to conserve and protect coastal and marine habitats is a natural extension of the shared values and priorities of our two countries.
Speaking as the chief guest at the event, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has always been at the forefront of climate issues. He appreciated the Indian government's initiative and the important role of citizen-centric participation in helping to draw global attention to the need to combat coastal and marine pollution.
The G20 Mega Beach Clean Up event aims to sensitize and raise awareness about the impact of marine litter on the environment. The importance of individual efforts and public participation in mitigating the environmental crisis is highlighted.