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Bangladesh disappointed with US for pulling out of Paris climate deal

  • Published at 02:39 pm June 6th, 2017
  • Last updated at 04:19 pm June 6th, 2017
Bangladesh disappointed with US for pulling out of Paris climate deal
Bangladesh has said that the US' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is "unfortunate." Dhaka expressed its disappointment in a statement on Tuesday, five days after President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal. Losing a "leading partner like the US" would be "unfortunate" in the global journey to secure a green and safe planet, the statement reads. Bangladesh, being one of the most climate vulnerable countries, remains committed to the Paris Climate Agreement. Dhaka, the statement said, 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." Trump claimed the reason for his withdrawal was that the agreement would allegedly cost the US $3tn in lost GDP and 6.5 million jobs. Although it fulfilled his campaign pledge, it drew condemnation from all quarters. President Trump also said the United States would stop contributing to the Green Climate Fund, which helps developing countries deal with floods, droughts and other consequences of climate change.