Following his address at the General Assembly Session in New York , Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed , the Chief Advisor of the Caretaker government in Bangladesh , in an interview with VOA Bangla Service , elaborated on his discussions at fringe meetings in New York .
Fakhruddin Ahmed said that in all these interactions, in the sideline of the UNGA meeting, he found an opportunity to explain the objectives of Bangladesh government which is to hold an election in a corruption free environment in Bangladesh. He said during his bilateral meetings with other heads of state and government he underscored the necessity for holding elections in Bangladesh as well as to get the country free from corruptions.
Dr Ahmed, while referring to a conference on climate change where he was a co-chairman in one of the sessions, said that they discussed on the negative impact of climate change on developing countries and the ways of adapting to the situation. He expressed his fear that with the rise of water by one meter only in the Bay of Bengal, one-third of Bangladesh would go under water leaving 25 million people homeless.
He, however, said that awareness has been created across the globe to meet the challenge both through technology and finance.