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UK Minister for South Asia Lord Tariq Ahmad reinforces UK commitment to deepening of bilateral relations with Bangladesh

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK’s Minister for South Asia, the United Nations and the Commonwealth, has just departed following a three-day visit to Bangladesh. In a busy programme of meetings and visits, the Minister reinforced the UK’s commitment to deepening cooperation with Bangladesh across a wide range of issues including trade, security, climate change and the Rohingya crisis. ...

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UK launches global campaign to stop sexual violence in conflict

£18m funding announced to end child marriage in 12 countries including Bangladesh United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Tuesday launched a major global campaign to stop sexual violence against women and girls in conflict around the world. Speaking at an event for the Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC), the Foreign Secretary, who is also the UK’s Minister for ...

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UK won’t let UNSC to drop Rohingya issue

The UK’s Minister for South Asia, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, speaking at a programme titled “Bangladesh-UK: Partners in Progress’at the Foreign Service Academy in Dhaka on Monday. The UK’s Minister for South Asia, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, speaking at a programme titled “Bangladesh-UK: Partners in Progress’at the Foreign Service Academy in Dhaka on Monday. The UK’s Minister for ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina hands over 1st UNESCO-Bangabandhu prize to MoTIV of Uganda

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has handed over the “UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy” to MoTIV, a Uganda-based integrated creative studio. Noel Collin Kaijabwango, business and operations lead of MoTIV, received the prize and certificate on behalf of team MoTIV, reports UNB. Prime Minister’s younger sister Sheikh Rehana was present beside her while handing over ...

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UK announces £120m to support climate action in Bangladesh

  COP President Alok Sharma announced on 9th November how £165 million of UK funding will tackle climate change, including by addressing the gender inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to climate change, and by empowering women and girls to be leaders in climate action. One of these new programmes is £120m for Bangladesh, from 2021 to 2027. ...

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UK to add India’s Covaxin to approved list from Nov 22

Hyderabad-based pharma major Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine Covaxin will be added to the UK government’s approved list of vaccines for international travellers from November 22, IANS reported. “From 4 a.m. on Monday 22 November, the government will recognise vaccines on the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing,” said the UK government’s new travel guidelines. The development has come after the ...

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Hasina meets ‘vibrant’ British-Bangladeshi youngsters in London

Syed Nahas Pasha, London : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has spent a joyous evening with a new generation of Bangladeshi-British youngsters in London after wrapping up her visit to Scotland for COP26. “The vibrant diaspora community remains at the centre of the partnership between Bangladesh and the UK,” the prime minister said at an event at the British Foreign, Commonwealth ...

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PM Hasina among 5 influential dealmakers at COP26, says BBC report

The outcomes of the COP26 Summit depend on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and four other influential dealmakers who have been tasked with committing the 197 countries to the changes, said a report of the BBC. The BBC report, titled, “Climate change: Five dealmakers who will influence the outcome at COP26”, stated that “while Greta Thunberg, Sir David Attenborough and ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina reaches London from Glasgow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has arrived in London on Wednesday afternoon from Glasgow after attending the World Leaders’ Summit at COP26 and other high-level events. “A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage members landed at the Heathrow International Airport at 1:52 pm (local time) today (Wednesday),” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS. ...

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‘We are digging our own graves’

World leaders turned up the heat and resorted to end-of-the-world rhetoric on Monday in an attempt to revive sputtering international climate negotiations, reports Associated Press. The metaphors were dramatic and mixed at the start of the talks, known as COP26. For British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, global warming was “a doomsday device” strapped to humanity. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres ...

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