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2023-12-06 15:39:55 BdST

FM emphasises innovations for eco-friendly peacekeeping operations

Foreign Minister (FM) Dr A K Abdul Momen said that Bangladesh was proud to be the first troop and police-contributing country to install solar panels in a UN peacekeeping mission.

He emphasised innovative approaches and initiatives to make peacekeeping operations more environment friendly.

He said this as a panelist in an event on “improving environmental management in peacekeeping” co-hosted by the UN and USA on Tuesday. 

Dr Momen is leading a high-level Bangladesh delegation to the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial currently being held in Accra, Ghana.

Later, he met his Ghanaian counterpart H E Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey in Accra, Ghana. 

Both the foreign ministers underscored the need for adopting aggressive Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by the developed countries and materializing the commitment of allocating 100 billion dollars annually. 

Ghana and Bangladesh are the Troika members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum as the current and immediate past Chairs respectively of the organisation.

Both the foreign ministers agreed to share experience and expertise in the agriculture sector for the mutual benefit of both nations and also discussed ways of possible collaboration in the pharmaceutical and IT sectors among others.

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