DOT Desk :  Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, MP held a bilateral meeting with Mr. Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the European Commission (HRVP) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, reports Daily Sun.
 In the meeting held on Sept 23, Foreign Minister Momen requested for effective measures by European Union for creation of conducive environment in Myanmar for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh. He explained that sheltering 1.1 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh have been putting enormous social, economic and environmental cost for Bangladesh. HRVP Borell thanked Bangladesh for the humanitarian gesture to the Rohingyas, and assured that EU would work with Bangladesh and the international community to ensure sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas.
The issue of climate change was discussed in the bilateral meeting. Foreign Minister Momen briefed the HRVP about the role of Bangladesh as the President of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF).
He raised the issue of the 100 billion dollars annual climate fund pledged by the developed countries, and requested EU to fulfil the commitment.