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John Kerry, the United States’ special presidential envoy for Climate, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on 9 April on a daylong visit, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said on Wednesday.

Kerry will invite prime minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the "Leaders’ Summit on Climate" to be held on 22 and 23 April, Momen said. US president Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to that summit, reports UNB.

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The virtual summit will be--hosted by Joe Biden--live-streamed for public viewing. President Biden took action on his first day in office to return the US to the Paris Agreement.

The "Leaders’ Summit on Climate" will underscore the urgency - and the economic benefits - of stronger climate action. It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow.

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