Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed the hope on Thursday that the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Bangladesh will continue to be further strengthened.
After the meeting, the Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihanur Karim briefed journalists on the affair.
The Prime Minister told the envoy that Bangladesh had attached priorities to the environment in its development schemes as it is a vulnerable climate country.
Teerink told the premier that the EU member countries would extend support to Bangladesh to face the adverse impacts of climate change.
The Prime Minister expressed keenness to share Bangladesh’s experience in dealing with natural disasters.
“We can share the experience we have in handling natural disasters like flood, cyclone and river erosion,” she said.
The Prime Minister and the EU ambassador also discussed the Covid-19 situation.
The EU envoy said they have worked with Bangladesh in the Social Safety Net Programme.
About the Rohingyas, Sheikh Hasina said it is becoming a security threat as many of the forcibly displaced people have engaged themselves in anti-social activities.
PM’s Ambassador-at-large Mohammad Ziauddin and PM’s chief Secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus attended the meeting.