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UK’s Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office to visit Bangladesh

Sir Philip’s main focus will be the fifth UK-Bangladesh Strategic Dialogue chaired by Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Ambassador Masud Bin Momen. Building on the UK and Bangladesh’s historic links, the Strategic Dialogue reflects the two countries’ shared commitment to develop a modern economic, trade and security partnership.

The Dialogue will cover political and diplomatic relations, economic, trade and development partnerships, and global, regional and security issues, including the Rohingya crisis.

It will also provide an opportunity to boost economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, cooperation on COP28 and joint work on climate financing, adaptation and resilience to climate impacts, and showcase the UK’s substantial economic development investment offer.

During his time in Dhaka, the Permanent Under-Secretary will also meet politicians, civil society organisations, business leaders and youth representatives.

Background Information:

  • Sir Philip Barton KCMG OBE is the Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). The Permanent Under-Secretary is the most senior civil servant and diplomat in the FCDO.
  • This is Sir Philip’s first visit to Bangladesh as Permanent Under-Secretary. He visited previously in 2008 in his capacity as Director South Asia, FCO.
  • Sir Philip is active on Twitter/X: @PhilipRBarton

Further information

British High Commission Dhaka

United Nations Road


Dhaka – 1212


Email: [email protected]

Follow the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh on Twitter: @HCSarahCooke

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