Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen has thanked the Egyptian Presidency of COP27 for having included the critical issue of ‘loss and damage’ as part of the Conference agenda.
He conveyed this during his meeting with the Egyptian Foreign Minister and COP27 President Sameh Shoukry in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on Tuesday, a foreign ministry press release said here today.
Dr Momen hoped that the Conference would be able to come up with a concrete deliverable on financing for loss and damage.
The Egyptian foreign minister expressed his interest in visiting Bangladesh in the near future.
The Ministers agreed to strengthen Parliamentary engagements between the two sides.
Momen also met with the US President’s Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry to discuss possible outcomes on loss and damage.
They had a combined meeting later with other representatives from V20 (Vulnerable Twenty Group of Finance Ministers) currently led by Ghana.
The US Special Envoy thanked Bangladesh for joining the Global Methane Pledge and referred to certain financing windows available for taking action on methane reduction.
Momen stressed the need for such support in agriculture, livestock and waste management sectors in Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh foreign minister appreciated the US support for climate-resilient agriculture and renewable energy grid network.
They agreed to work towards making the Global Shield for Climate Risks launched the day before a success.
Earlier, Momen met with the Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Water Management Mark Harbers.
They discussed the possible role for the Champions Group on Water to address climate change impacts on water at the UN Water Conference to be held next year.
The two ministers also exchanged views on implementing projects under the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100.
The Bangladesh Ambassador to Egypt Md. Monirul Islam and the Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN in New York Md Abdul Muhith were present at the meeting.