Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chair of the Global Centre on Adaptation and ex-UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The next Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) conference will be held in 2021 in Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

This is in commemoration with the ‘Mujib Borsho’ (Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman‘s birth centenary).

This was informed by Chair of the Global Centre on Adaptation, Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, according to reports.

“Chair of the Global Centre on Adaptation and former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina around 6:10pm and informed about it,” the Prime Minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim was quoted as saying.

The press secretary said Ban Ki-moon and the Prime Minister discussed different issues, including the CVF Conference and the Global Centre on Adaptation Conference, during their nearly 12-minute conversation.

Karim said the Global Centre on Adaptation Conference will be held in the second week of September this year.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the conference, while Ban Ki-moon will join it virtually, he said.

The Prime Minister’s press secretary also said the former UN secretary general highly appreciated the courageous leadership of Sheikh Hasina in combatting the coronavirus situation and super cyclone ‘Amphan’.

Ban Ki-moon also said the people of Southeast Asia will have to enhance their resilience so that they can tackle situations like the COVID-19 pandemic and cyclone Amphan.

Ban Ki-Moon also extended his heartiest congratulations to Sheikh Hasina on her election as the CVF chair for the second time.

He also congratulated Saima Wazed Hossain, chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism, as she has been made a ‘Thematic Ambassador’ by the CVF.

Sheikh Hasina thanked Ban Ki-moon for making the phone call to her, the press secretary added.

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