Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed concern about financial and commercial challenges alongside food and energy crisis facing the developing countries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as Russia-Ukraine war.
The Premier expressed this concern when Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum (WEF) Professor Klaus Schwab paid a courtesy call on her at her place of residence in New York yesterday (September 21, 2022).
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen briefed reporters about the day’s activities of the Prime Minister on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Sheikh Hasina hoped that cooperation between Bangladesh and WEF will increase in the future in terms of dealing with these challenges, socio-economic development through information technology as well as dealing with the effects of climate change, and expanding trade.
Professor Schwab invited the prime minister to attend the WEF Summit in Davos next January, said Momen.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam was present during the briefing.
Besides, the Bangladesh premier held a bilateral meeting with Slovenian President Borut Pahor at bilateral booth at United Nations Headquarters.