Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Sep 22) 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 worry while Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum (WEF) Professor Klaus Schwab paid a courtesy call on her at her place of residence here.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam briefed the newsmen about today's activities of the Prime Minister on the sidelines of participating the 77th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Sheikh Hasina hoped that cooperation between Bangladesh and WEF will increase in the future in dealing with the challenges arisen from pandemic and war, socio-economic development through information technology and facing climate change effects, and expanding trade.
Professor Schwab invited the Bangladesh Premier to attend the WEF Summit in Davos next January.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister also had a bilateral meeting with Slovenian President Borut Pahor at bilateral booth in United Nations Headquarters.
In the meeting, bilateral issues on cooperation between Bangladesh and Slovenia were discussed.
Later, another bilateral meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President of Ecuador Guillermo Lasso was held at bilateral booth in United Nations Headquarters.
Both the leaders discussed the bilateral issues of cooperation between the two countries.
BDST: 1109 HRS, SEP 22, 2022