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Barton arrives today to join ‘UK-Bangladesh Strategic Dialogue’

Published : 10 Sep 2023 11:23 PM | Updated : 11 Sep 2023 04:18 PM

UK Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Sir Philip Barton will arrive in Dhaka today for a two-day visit.

"Sir Philip's main focus will be the fifth UK-Bangladesh Strategic Dialogue chaired by Bangladesh's Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen," a press release issued by British High Commission said here in Dhaka on Sunday. 

Building on the UK and Bangladesh's historic links, the Strategic Dialogue reflects the two countries' shared commitment to develop a modern economic, trade and security partnership, said the release. 

The Dialogue will cover political and diplomatic relations, economic, trade and development partnerships, and global, regional and security issues, including the Rohingya crisis. It will also provide an opportunity to boost economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, cooperation on COP28 and joint work on climate financing, adaptation and resilience to climate impacts, and showcase the UK's substantial economic development investment offer. 

During his time in Dhaka, the Permanent Under-Secretary will also meet politicians, civil society organisations, business leaders and youth representatives, said the British High Commission. 

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