NEW YORK: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina exchanged greetings with US President Barack Obama and appreciated him for his speech in the UN Climate Summit- 2014 on Tuesday evening.
She came up with the appreciation at a reception accorded by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at Worldorf Astoria Hotel.
The reception was accorded in honour of the heads of government and state of the countries participating in the 69th UN General Assembly.
She also thanked the US President for his commitment to save the planet from the adverse impacts of climate change, PM’s Media Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said.
He said that the US President and the First Lady warmly received the Prime Minister at the reception while Obama also lauded Prime Minister's speech at the UN Climate Summit.
Sheikh Hasina also exchanged greetings with other world leaders including Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who joined the reception.
Prime Minister’s Adviser on ICT Sajib Wazed Joy, also her son, accompanied her at the reception.
Seeing Joy, Barack Obama commented, “You look fine.”