Foreign Minister Dr. Momen signs MoU with Qatar Fund for Development

Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen signed a MOU with Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) under the project Education Above All Foundation during the sideline event of the UNLDC5 conference in Doha yesterday (07 March, 2023). The MoU was signed in a hall of the Qatar National Conference Center by Director General of QFFD Mr. Khalifa Bin Jassim Al Kuwari.

According to the deal, the Govt of the State of Qatar will channel fund through QFFD to support the education sector in Bangladesh through expanding opportunities for 6.5 lac out of school children at primary level with a total amount of 12.68 lac USD. The project to this end would be conducted by the Ministry of Primary & Mass  Education.

It may be noted that Education Above All is an outreach program conducted in some  countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia under the QFFD having an annual budget of 600 million dollars. The Foreign Minister was delegated to sign the contract on behalf of the Ministry of Primary and Mass  Education. The signing of the MoU is considered a milestone to access finance to Qatar development fund. The Govt of Qatar aims to provide this  assistance to the LDCs to fullfil their SDGs- 2030 as part of its commitment to international cooperation under the Qatar national vision 2030. Qatar Charity, another humanitarian organization, conducts some humanitarian assistance and relief support to the Rohinga and marginalized people on various places in Bangladesh.

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