Germany on 17 October 2021 expressed its interest to cooperate with Bangladesh on climate and energy issues. “We want to cooperate with Bangladesh in climate and energy sectors,” said the newly appointed German Ambassador to Bangladesh Achim Troester while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence here.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed newsmen after the meeting. The envoy said the two countries are passing 50 years of their diplomatic relations. He appreciated overall Bangladesh’s development and the mechanism to tackle the Covid-19 situation aptly. The envoy said the death rate is relatively very low in comparison with the other countries. On the climate change issue, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has started the adaptation and mitigation programmes with its own resources.
The Prime Minister highlighted various measures taken by her government and said a total of six crore doses (with single and double doses) have so far been given to Bangladeshi people. She recalled with gratitude Germany’s cooperation during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971. The Prime Minister said many German families adopted “war babies” after the Liberation War. Ambassador-at-Large Mohammad Ziauddin and Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus were present.