PM Hasina expresses concern over challenges posed by global crisis
Dhaka, September 22: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed concern over the food and energy crisis in developing countries as well as financial and commercial challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war. The Prime Minister, who is visiting the US, expressed this concern during her meeting with World Economic Forum (WEF) Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister's hotel on Wednesday (September 21) New York time.
Later, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam briefed the journalists about the agenda of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister expressed hope that cooperation between Bangladesh and WEF will increase in the future in terms of dealing with these challenges, socio-economic development through information technology, as well as dealing with the effects of climate change and expanding trade. Professor Schwab invited the Prime Minister to attend the WEF conference in Davos next January.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister also held a bilateral meeting with the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, at the bilateral booth of the United Nations Headquarters. Bilateral issues related to cooperation between Bangladesh and Slovenia were discussed in the meeting.
Later, another bilateral meeting of Prime Minister with Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso was held in the same booth. Both leaders discussed bilateral issues of cooperation between Bangladesh and Ecuador.
On the other hand, UN Under Secretary General Rabab Fatima paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at the office of the High Representative of the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).
Sheikh Hasina expressed optimism that the OHRLLS will play a more active role in helping LDC countries and developing countries, so that international financial institutions provide assistance without imposing strict conditions during the global crisis.
Rabab Fatima invited the Prime Minister to participate in the LDC-5 Summit to be held in Doha in March 2023. Finally, Mata's Global Affairs President Nick Clegg met the Prime Minister of Bangladesh in the bilateral meeting room of her hotel.