Germany was one of the first European countries to recognise Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1972, establishing diplomatic relations, and is respected as its second-largest export market and…
Almost a million Rohingya have fled from Myanmar, many of them to Bangladesh. Germany is supporting a project run in Kutupalong refugee camp by the charity CBM (Christian Blind Mission) and has pledged 33 million euro at a donor conference.
Thanks to support that was provided at the right time, thousands of people in Bangladesh could be protected from flooding. Through anticipatory humanitarian assistance, Germany is working in regions around the world that are particularly affected by climate change to save lives and limit damage.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met his Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Kalam Abdul Momen today (18 October) during the latter’s first official visit to Berlin. Their talks focused on sustainable business, climate change and the refugee crisis in South Asia.
Behind the scenes: impressions from an extraordinary trip.
The situation of the Rohingya is the principal focus of the Foreign Minister’s trip from 18 to 20 November. Gabriel will also attend the ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.