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2024-06-16 06:35:02 BdST

Bangladesh prioritizes climate adaptation over mitigation, seeks partnership with Azerbaijan

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has said climate change adaptation is more important to Bangladesh than mitigation, and in this area, Bangladesh and Azerbaijan can work together.

He had a courtesy meeting with Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan and CEO of COP 29 (Conference of the Parties to UNFCCC) Elnur Sultanov on June 14 and discussed the issues on the climate front.

During the meeting, the Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan said that as the next COP Chair, his country is working to ensure better climate financing for developing countries and to ensure that mechanisms already developed under the previous climate conferences like Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Loss and Damage Fund provide better outputs for the developing world. 

The Foreign Secretary assured that Bangladesh will work closely with Azerbaijan over these issues.

He also proposed to sign an MoU with Azerbaijan for the import of natural gas from the country to which the Azeri Deputy Minister for Energy responded positively.

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