Saber seeks more access to Bangladeshi products in EU market
Discussed potential areas for further collaboration
Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Tuesday requested increased cooperation from the European Union to facilitate greater access of Bangladeshi products to the EU market.
The minister sought cooperation when Charles Whitley, the EU ambassador to
Bangladesh, and Edwin Koekkoek, the Team Leader for Green Inclusive Development and Social Protection, called on him at his office in the Bangladesh Secretariat.
Minister Saber expressed his gratitude for the EU's continued partnership and assistance in advancing Bangladesh's environmental agenda. He reaffirmed Bangladesh's commitment to implementing sustainable practices and enhancing resilience to climate change impacts.
The meeting focused on strengthening collaboration between the European Union and Bangladesh in environmental conservation, sustainable forestry, and climate change mitigation efforts.
Ambassador Whitley emphasized the EU's commitment to supporting Bangladesh in its journey towards green and inclusive development, highlighting the importance of international cooperation in addressing global environmental challenges, according to the ministry's press release.
Koekkoek echoed these sentiments, underscoring the EU's readiness to provide technical expertise, financial assistance, and policy support to bolster Bangladesh's efforts in environmental protection and social welfare.
The discussions also included ongoing projects and potential areas for further collaboration, including biodiversity conservation, renewable energy initiatives, and capacity-building programs.
The meeting concluded with a shared commitment to continue working closely together to promote green, inclusive, and sustainable development in Bangladesh, in line with the shared objectives of the European Union and the Government of Bangladesh.