Government Policy

Dhaka disappoints over US withdrawal from Paris climate accord

DHAKA, June 07, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh yesterday expressed disappointment at the United States' (US) decision of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

"It would be unfortunate to lose a leading partner like the United States in the global journey to secure a green and safe planet for us and our future generations," said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali here.

In a statement, he said Bangladesh, being one of the most climate vulnerable countries with a current population of 160 million, remains committed to the Paris Climate Agreement.

"Bangladesh would continue its efforts with all friends and partners around the globe to mobilise domestic and international resources to address the grave threats posed by climate change," he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)