Bangladesh working with US and neighbours, to eliminate terrorism
DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014 Nirapad News : Bangladesh is working closely with its neighbors, the United States and other friendly countries to eliminate terrorism and extremism, Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin has said.
He made the comments when he met Ambassador Mark Green, President of the International Republican Institute (IRI), a world reputed think tank, at Washington DC, on Thursday, according to a message received here yesterday.
Ambassador Ziauddin said that the people of Bangladesh are secular and the people from all religions live here in peace and harmony traditionally.
In this connection, he informed that the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed zero tolerance against any form of religious extremism and terrorism.
The Bangladesh ambassador and the IRI president discussed among others, possibility of Bangladesh’s inclusion to the Millennium Challenge Account, democracy, human rights, transparency, anti-corruption and counterterrorism etc.
Ambassador Ziauddin informed the IRI president about the massive advancement of the IT sector in Bangladesh. He said that two-third of the population poses cell phones through that they have easy and fast access to all aspects of e-governance.
Ambassador Mark Green, who is also a top policymaker in the Millennium Challenge Corporation, said that Bangladesh is very close to be considered for the threshold programme under Millennium Challenge Account.
The IRI chief said that Bangladesh is on the rise and its people believe in democracy. He appreciated the economic and social successes in Bangladesh. He said that International Republican Institute (IRI) is ready to extend any possible help in support of strengthening democracy in Bangladesh.
Ambassador Green welcomed Ambassador Ziauddin to the United States and assured him of all out support during his stay in the United States.
Muhammad Abdul Muhith, deputy chief of Mission and Nayem Uddin Ahmed, counselor (political) of the embassy, accompanied the Bangladesh ambassador during the meeting.