Tuesday 21, March 2023

Danish crown Princess in Dhaka on 3-day trip

News Desk: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has arrived in Dhaka on a three day visit as Denmark and Bangladesh seek to deepen cooperation on climate change especially regarding renewable energy, and blue economy.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen welcomed her at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11am today.

Princess Mary will call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Gono Bhaban. She will fly out to Cox's Bazar later in the day.

Tomorrow, she will visit Rohingya camps, where she will interact with the refugees and their host community and see soil erosion control and environmental restoration activities implemented by the Danish Refugee Council.

From Cox's Bazar, she will fly to Satkhira, where she will interact with climate vulnerable community members, visit a multipurpose cyclone shelter and the Sundarbans, a World Centre site that works as a shield from the cyclones that are a frequent phenomenon in Bangladesh.

Denmark is providing humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas, Faiyaz Murshid Kazi, director general (West Europe and EU) at the foreign ministry, she told .

Her visit will focus on climate change and how cooperation can increase in the sector.

"Denmark is a world leader in renewable energy and maritime carbon solutions and we are eager to work together on these solutions," told Faiyaz.


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