Monday, 29 May 2023 12:05 GMT

Hasina leaves for Paris to attend One Planet Summit


(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left for Paris yesterday morning on a three-day official visit to attend One Planet Summit.
French President Macron, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kimand, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will address the summit.
The event will focus on determining how those working in public and private finance can innovate to support and accelerate common efforts to fight
climate change.
At the conference, the prime minister and other global leaders will discuss seven specific issues, including carbon neutral alliance, alliance on boycotting coal, climate funding, said the foreign minister.
He hoped that the global leaders will make new commitments during the conference on climate issues.
Hasina will hold a bilateral meeting with French President Macron which will help strengthen the relations and expand the areas of co-operation between the two countries. Hasina last visited France in 2011.
She will also join lunch to be hosted by French president for the heads of state and government, co-organisers and VIPs of the summit at the Elysee Palace.
This evening, the prime minister will attend the high level segment of the One Planet Summit at La Seine Musicale. Later, she will join a community event at her place of residence.
The prime minister is scheduled to return home onDecember 14.


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seen off by high civil and military officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka yesterday.


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