Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia agree to sign an agreement to protect the environment

Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia will sign a memorandum of understanding to enhance mutual cooperation in protecting environment and wildlife and combating climate change.

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Environment, Climate and Agriculture Dr. Osama took this decision in a bilateral meeting with Ibrahim Fakiha. Recognizing their mutual commitment to protecting the environment, both countries agreed to enhance cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding.

The MoU will be signed to strengthen cooperation in important areas such as environment protection, wildlife conservation, combating climate change and pollution control.

During the meeting, State Minister Fakiha formally invited Environment Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury to participate in the United Nations Convention on Desertification to be held in December this year. He said that this invitation testifies to the growing cooperation between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia in tackling global environmental challenges.

In the discussion, they discussed various issues including knowledge exchange programmes, agriculture, mangrove conservation, waste management, smart city development and strategies to combat land degradation. They emphasized the need for joint determination of Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia for innovative solutions to environmental problems.

Saber Chowdhury reiterated Bangladesh’s commitment to promote environmental sustainability locally and internationally.

In another program, the Environment Minister spoke in a high-level segment titled Strengthening the Science Policy Interface for Effective Implementation of Environmental Commitments where he addressed the Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan, Delta Plan, National Adaptation by the Government of Bangladesh to address climate change He shed light on the plan.