Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud, who is currently visiting Belgium, had a meeting with Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development and Green Deal Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium Ms Zakia Khattabi.
During the meeting, they discussed the issue of potential cooperation in the area of climate change, research, education and other issues between Bangladesh and Belgium, said a release on Friday.
The ministers also visited the Centre for Environmental Science of Hasselt University in Maasmechelen at the invitation of the Rector Professor Bernard Vanheusden on Thursday.
The rector and the director of the centre Professor Robert Malina gave detailed briefings about the university and the centre and the ongoing research projects. A number of faculty members and researchers participated in the interactive session, the release added.
Hasan, who is an alumnus of Hasselt University, underlined the importance of collaboration and exchange programme between universities of Bangladesh and Hasselt University.
Later, they visited Ecotron, a large-scale research infrastructure that allows exposing large ecosystem samples, where researchers briefed them about different research programmes and their outcomes.