Meetings to be held in Glasgow from November 1-12
Md Shahab Uddin, the environment, forest and climate change minister, is leading the Bangladesh delegation at the two-day "COP26 July Ministerial" that began on Sunday in the United Kingdom (UK).
Shahab is expected to highlight Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s priorities at the COP26 as a state party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and also as the president of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF).
The UK-hosted July Ministerial is aimed to give an opportunity for the environment ministers of the state parties to the UNFCCC to come together in person to discuss their expectations for a successful COP26 scheduled in Glasgow this year from November 1 to 12.
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Shahab Uddin reached London on Saturday afternoon on an official visit to the UK.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem received the minister at the Heathrow Airport in London.
The environment ministry secretary and the chief of the Department of Environment are also accompanying Minister Shahab.