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Environment minister meets Nepal PM in Kathmandu

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, at the Nepali PM’s office in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday.

In the meeting detailed discussions were held on: potential areas of cooperation between the two countries on climate change, and ways to increase trade potentials of goods including electricity. The meeting highlighted the shared commitment of Bangladesh and Nepal to addressing environmental and climate challenges in the region, said a press release of the Bangladesh Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

During the discussions, Nepal PM Dahal and minister Chowdhury explored opportunities for collaboration on various environmental initiatives.

They expressed mutual interest in exchanging knowledge and best practices for sustainable forest management, renewable energy development, and climate resilience strategies.

The prime minister of Nepal expressed his gratitude to the Bangladeshi government due to the fact that a large number of Nepali students are studying in Bangladesh. Prime Minister Dahal reaffirmed Nepal's commitment to environmental preservation and sustainable development.

Minister Chowdhury underscored Bangladesh's dedication to enhancing environmental sustainability, and its proactive role in international climate forums. He acknowledged the potential for both nations to benefit from strengthened bilateral cooperation.

This meeting marks a significant step towards fostering a stronger partnership between Bangladesh and Nepal, paving the way for future collaboration in addressing regional and global environmental challenges.

Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury, First Secretary of Bangladesh Embassy Md Humayun Kabir and high officials of the Government of Nepal were also present in the meeting.

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