BD, Iceland to work together to deal with climate change

BD, Iceland to work together to deal with climate change

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Bangladesh and Iceland have agreed to cooperate with each other in overcoming the climate change threat.The two countries also agreed to strengthen collaboration in the areas of mutual interest, particularly fisheries management.
They reached the agreement at a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two nations — AH Mahmood Ali and Lilja Alfredsdóttir — at the Icelandic Foreign Ministry in Reykjavik on Wednesday, according to a joint press statement received from the Foreign Ministry here on Saturday.
Mahmood Ali Minister Ali also met Icelandic Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson at his office and discussed bilateral cooperation possibilities on fisheries management, geothermal energy and climate change.
Minister Ali thanked his Icelandic counterpart for extending cooperation for the development of the fisheries sector in Bangladesh.
He commended the existing cooperation under the United Nations University – Fisheries Training Program (UNU-FTP) in Iceland, where UNU-FTP has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) in September 2014 to guide its cooperation and assistance to Bangladesh.
The two ministers noted with appreciation that a total of 12 fellows from Bangladesh have taken part in the 6 month training programme.

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