Copenhagen P4G Summit opens new horizon for green growth in Bangladesh-Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali speaks in Copenhagen

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Bangladesh, being one of the most vulnerable counties to the adverse impact of climate change, finds strong attachment with the core values of the newly formed global alliance of P4G (Partnering for Green Growth a Global Goals 2030), said Bangladesh Foreign Minister during the High-Level Dialogue of the 1st P4G Summit held in Copenhagen on 19 to 20 October 2018. The Summit- inaugurated by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rusmussen and attended by,  among others, Heads of State/Governments from Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Ethiopia, the Netherlands and Ministers from China, Japan and other countries, CEOs, academicians, international organizations, entrepreneurs, has already been marked as ground breaking summit to contributing momentum in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals as enshrined in 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to address the commitment made in Paris  Climate Agreement. Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali is leading a thirteen-member Bangladesh delegation, both from public and private sector to the Summit. Bangladesh Foreign Minister further mentioned that P4G would promote new and innovative business opportunities, including transfer if technology between the partner countries. 

 Meanwhile a bilateral meeting between Bangladesh Foreign Minister and the Danish counterpart Anders Samuelsen has taken place in the side-line of the summit where entire gamut of bilateral relations including Rohingya issue has been discussed. Later, in presence of Danish media, both the Foreign Ministers put ink on a framework G2G MoU in relation to Danish support to the dairy sector in Bangladesh on a platform for Public Private Participation. Another B2B MOU was signed between Milk vita Bangladesh and Danish dairy giant Arla Foods to promote collaboration to achieve sustainability in the Dairy sector of Bangladesh through business sector.

Senior Secretary of Rural Development and Cooperatives S. M. Ghulam Farooque, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Denmark Muhammad A Muhith, Director General, West Europe & EU of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Khorshed Alam  Khastagir, Managing Director, Milk vita Mohammad Atahr Ali were also present during the MoU signing ceremony. 

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