FM Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen emphasizes innovations for eco-friendly peacekeeping operations

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Published: 12/6/2023 6:01:44 AM

Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen emphasized on innovative approaches and initiatives to make United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations more environment friendly.

He made the remark while spoke a panelist an event on "improving environmental management in peacekeeping" co-hosted by the UN and the US held in Accra, Ghana, a foreign ministry's press release said here tonight.

The foreign minister noted that Bangladesh is proud to be the first troop and police contributing country to install solar panels in a UN peacekeeping mission.
Currently, Dr Momen is leading a high-level Bangladesh delegation to the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial meeting in Ghana.

Later, the Bangladesh foreign minister met his Ghanaian counterpart Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey in Accra, Ghana.

During the meeting, both the foreign ministers called for adopting aggressive Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by the developed countries and materializing the commitment of allocating 100 billion dollars annually.
Both the foreign ministers agreed to share experience and expertise in the agriculture sector towards mutual benefit of both nations and also discussed ways of possible collaboration in the pharmaceutical and IT sectors among others.

Ghana and Bangladesh are the Troika-members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum as the current and immediate past chairs respectively of the organization.

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