Germany pledges 29m euro for Rohingyas, host communities
Germany has announced Euro 29 million further assistance to support the forcibly displaced Rohingyas as well as the host communities in Cox’s Bazar.
The announcement came from bilateral negotiations on development cooperation between Bangladesh and Germany held on November 19 in the capital, said a handout today.
During the negotiations, the Bangladesh delegation was headed by Additional Secretary of the Economic Relations Division (ERD) Md Khalilur Rahman Khan and the German delegation by Head of South Asia Division in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Wolfram Klein.
German Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz made the opening remarks while ERD Secretary-in-Charge Mahmuda Begum delivered the welcome speech.
Following the bilateral negotiations, commitments were made on Bangladesh-German mutual cooperation for the sectors like renewable energy, energy efficiency, rule of law and good governance, and adaptation to climate change. In addition, support to the management of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forests was agreed.
The negotiations took place in an atmosphere of constructive cooperation. The two delegations had an open and fruitful exchange of views on ongoing projects and programmes in the field of Finance and Technical Cooperation (FC and TC) as well as on future development cooperation.