Negotiations on development cooperation between the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany were held in Dhaka on 19th of November. The delegation of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was headed by Md. Khalilur Rahman Khan, Chief, Europe Wing, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance. The delegation of the Federal Republic of Germany was headed by Dr. Wolfram Klein, Head of South Asia Division in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
During the negotiations both parties had an open and fruitful exchange of views on ongoing projects and programmes in the field of Financial and Technical Cooperation as well as on future development cooperation and agreed on funding arrangements within the areas of cooperation.
The three focal areas of cooperation:
- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
- Good Governance, Rule of Law and Justice
- Climate Adaptation in Urban Areas
as well as on other areas such as Management of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forests.
Overall Germany committed 285.3 mio. Euro of funding for these areas. Furthermore commitments for Rohingyas and host communities of 29 mio. Eur were made. Since development cooperation between the two countries started in the 1970s, Germany has provided government funding worth a total of approx. 3 billion Euro for bilateral development projects.