DHAKA, Oct 12, 2023 (BSS) – Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today said the members of parliament of Bangladesh and India can work together to tackle the adverse effects of climate change as socio-economic and political conditions of the both countries are similar.
“Socio-economic and political conditions of Bangladesh and India are similar. The parliamentarians of the both countries can work together to deal such kinds of issues (climate change),” she said.
The Speaker said this during a courtesy meeting with Indian Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at the latter’s office in New Delhi, India, said a press release here.
Noting that as a delta, Bangladesh is the most affected by the adverse impact of climate change, Dr Shirin said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken all necessary steps to combat this adverse effect.
During the meeting, the speakers of Bangladesh and Indian parliaments also discussed different issues, including friendly relations between Bangladesh and India, socio-economic and political conditions, P-20 summit, G-20 summit and Parliamentary Friendship Groups.
Pointing that holding the P20 summit is a very timely initiative, Dr Shirin said being imbued with the slogan ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, the parliamentarians of the both countries can intensively work for inclusive sustainable development.
She expressed gratitude to India for mobilizing global support for Bangladesh’s independence, achieved under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Dr Shirin thanked Indian authorities for inviting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the G-20 summit recently held in New Delhi.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said Bangladesh-India friendly relations will be stronger in future.
He expressed hope that India will stand by Bangladesh in the future as before in the development of Bangladesh-India relations and mutual cooperation.
Om Birla praised the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government and the experiences of Dr Shirin Sharmin as JS speaker.
Additional Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat MA Kamal Billah, Joint Secretary Md Tarique Mahmud and Deputy Secretary Mohammad Rashed Iqbal Chowdhury were present at the meeting, among others.