Bangladesh and France will work together in the fight against terrorism


Bangladesh and France have agreed to increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The issue has been mentioned in the joint declaration of the two countries.

Visiting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. After the meeting, the two countries made a joint declaration.

The Foreign Ministry issued the joint announcement on Wednesday (November 10).

The joint declaration noted that France and Bangladesh have reaffirmed that terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, is one of the most serious threats to global peace and security. All terrorist acts are criminal and unreasonable. So both countries will continue to support their joint counter-terrorism efforts. They also agreed to increase their cooperation in this regard under the auspices of the United Nations

The statement said that France welcomed Bangladesh’s generosity in providing shelter to the Rohingyas who had fled their country due to the violence of Myanmar’s security forces. France and Bangladesh have stressed the need for the Rohingya to return to Myanmar voluntarily, safely, with dignity and sustainably as soon as possible. Bangladesh highlights the potential security risks in the region due to the Rohingya. At the same time, he called on the international community to play a constructive role in resolving the crisis.

Both sides agreed to further enhance bilateral trade and strengthen diplomatic relations.

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