Sunday, September 23, 2018 | ePaper

Bimstec must to boost security, economic coop

  • Print
UNB, Dhaka :
Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali has called on Bimstec nations to enhance their security cooperation to "defeat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations."
He was speaking at a panel discussion on Monday in New Delhi with heads of mission from Bimstec member states in India ahead of the fourth Bimstec summit, scheduled to be held in Kathmandu on August 30-31.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to attend the summit of the 21-year-old regional grouping that comprises Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Referring to Sheikh Hasina's zero-tolerance approach to terrorism and violent extremism Syed Muazzem said Bangladesh land is off-limit to any terrorist activities.
Bangladesh, he said, does not allow any terrorist group to launch attack against India or any other neighbouring
    
country, according to Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.
The envoy said security cooperation among Bimstec countries has increased. "I firmly believe that within Bimstec, we should be able to strengthen our cooperation to address terrorism and rise of violent extremism," he said.

More News For this Category

Rescuers retrieve a body from the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania on Friday.

Rescuers retrieve a body from the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania on Friday.

.

Cybercrimes a threat to nat'l polls: CTTC chief

Staff Reporter :Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Chief Monirul Islam on Saturday termed the cybercrimes as a threat to the upcoming national polls likely to be held in

Islamabad 'deeply disappointed'

Dawn.com :The Pakistan government on Friday said it is "deeply disappointed" after New Delhi announced to cancel the meeting of foreign ministers of India and Pakistan - which was

Quader asks AL activists to forget infighting

bdnews24.com :Awami League Secretary General and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has asked party leaders and activists to stay united ahead of the national election at the

3 including 2 siblings die as boat capsizes

UNB, Narsingdi :Three children, including two siblings, died as a boat capsized in Brahmaputra river in Belabo upazila on Saturday.The deceased were identified as Nila Akhtar, 16, daughter of

'Drug trader' killed in gunfight

UNB, Jashore :A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight between two groups of drug traders in Bablatola area in the district town early Saturday.The deceased was

US Supreme Court nominee accuser gets more time to decide on hearing

AFP :The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was given until Saturday afternoon to decide on testifying in the Senate-hours after

UP chairman gunned down

UNB, Barishal :A union parishad chairman was gunned down by some miscreants at Karfa Bazar in Ujirpur upazila on Friday night.The deceased was identified as Bishwajit Baroi Nantu, 40,

People skeptical about legal process of grenade attack case: BNP

UNB, Dhaka :BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Saturday expressed doubt whether the trial of August-21 grenade attack case is being held as per directives of

Urban poor get less access to maternal, child health service

Staff Reporter :About 29 percent population only of the urban slum community get access to maternal and child health service compared with 56 and 65 percent for communities living