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Effective implementation of the Commonwealth Blue Charter urged

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 17th November, 2022 05:34:28 PM
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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland discussed ways for the effective implementation of the Commonwealth Blue Charter for a fair, inclusive and sustainable approach to ocean protection and economic development.

During their meeting on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh on Wednesday (Nov 16), they exchanged views on COP27 issues that are of particular interest to the Commonwealth member states.

Citing Bangladesh as a powerful champion of climate change causes, Secretary General Scotland requested Bangladesh to consider leading one of the Action Groups under the Commonwealth Blue Charter.

Foreign Minister Momen endorsed the Commonwealth Secretary General’s suggestion to create a high-level core group for raising awareness on mental health issues.

He also requested to provide increased number of Commonwealth scholarships for Bangladeshi students.

The Secretary General informed the Minister about a new opportunity being created for training young people from the Commonwealth member states in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The Bangladesh Ambassador to Egypt Md. Monirul Islam was also present at the meeting.