During the meeting the presidential special envoy also assured US support in uplifting and widening embankment at the coastal banks of Bangladesh as part of climate change adaptation endeavor.

Kerry highly lauded prime minister Sheikh Hasina's global leadership on climate change issues as well as her efforts in Bangladesh's climate change adaptation programmes.

He also urged Bangladesh to join Global Methane Pledge to get assistance in reducing emission from solid waste. Momen described potential of Bangladesh in harnessing blue economy and urged the US support for creating employment in this sector.

Countries joining the Global Methane Pledge commit to a collective goal of reducing global methane emissions by at least 30 per cent from 2020 levels by 2030.

Besides, Bangladesh foreign minister also held meeting with his Palau counterpart Gustav Aitaro. Momen attended the Our Ocean Conference at the invitation of Jhon Kerry.

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