Indonesia, WMO greet PM

BSS, Dhaka :Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her reelection as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.In a congratulatory message,Susilo Bambang reaffirmed the intention of Indonesia to further develop the constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation in politics, economy and culture between the two countries.In a separate message, M. Jarraud, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), greeted Sheikh Hasina on her becoming the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the second consecutive term.He expressed his confidence that the collaboration between Bangladesh and the WMO will be strengthened in advancing the global climate agenda.The WMO Secretary General appreciated the implementation of the Cyclone Preparedness Programme by the Bangladesh Meteorological Department which led to a dramatic reduction in casualties from tropical cyclones and storm surges. Jarraud added that Bangladesh’s role both in the international arena and at home, to advance climate risk management, was a clear demonstration of the commitment of the authorities of Bangladesh under the leadership of the Prime Minister.