Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka for Madrid on December 1 to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25)
At the forthcoming Madrid climate conference, Bangladesh will highlight its "future strategies" to overcome challenges posed by climate change to carve out a place for itself as a resilient economy.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka for Madrid on December 1 to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to be held from December 2 to December 13 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
"Through the prime minister's participation at the conference, it will be possible to uphold Bangladesh's firm commitment in facing climate change at the world forum," Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters at a press conference held at state guesthouse Padma in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Momen said the prime minister will hold a bilateral meeting with the Spanish President Pedro Sanchez on December 2 and discuss issues of mutual interest including development cooperation, trade and investment and mutual cooperation on various global issues.
She will also hold a meeting with Netherland Prime Minister Mark Rutte on the same day and discuss the core bilateral issues including Delta Plan 2100, he added.
He said, Bangladesh, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been participating actively in global discussions and negotiations on climate change related issues.
The foreign minister said that Sheikh Hasina's role, ideas and contribution at the national, regional and global levels towards sustainable development and facing climate change are well-established globally.
On December 2, the prime minister will deliver a speech at the Heads of State and Government Summit highlighting climate change and Bangladesh's position in that regard.
She will call upon the global leaders to consider the financial compensation through further strengthening the Warsaw International Mechanism mandate.
She will also emphasize on "loss and damage" apart from highlighting initiatives taken by the Bangladesh government.
The prime minister will leave Madrid on December 3.
Earlier, Chile, citing the impact of the ongoing anti-government protests there, announced that it was withdrawing as host for the upcoming COP 25 annual climate summit.
Among other, senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present at the during.