Bangladesh to join Saudi Arabia to coordinate efforts against terrorism with other Muslim countries

December 16, 2015 OPINION/NEWS

By

Sheuli Akter

Bangladesh has decided to join a Centre to be set up in Saudi Arabia to coordinate efforts against terrorism and extremism with other Muslim countries.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the two Holy Mosques has taken the initiative to establish a Centre in Riyadh to coordinate efforts against terrorism and extremism, Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign affairs in a statement on Tuesday said.

“Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir made a request to the Bangladesh Foreign Minister A. H. Mahmood Ali to join the Centre as its founding member.”

“In line with the ‘zero tolerance’ policy of the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina against terrorism and violent extremism, Bangladesh decided to join the Centre along with other Muslim countries” read the statement.

The role of the Centre will be to coordinate efforts, exchange experiences and provide support where needed. It will provide assistance such as material support, information, data, etc. to combat terrorism and extremist ideology, it added.

 

 

 

 

 

Sheuli Akter

Sheuli Akter, from Bangladesh, is a Special Correspondent and Editor of NsNewsWire, (Bangladesh’s First Press Newswire).  Previously she had worked for Bangladesh’ top news agency, United News of Bangladesh (UNB) and top newspaper (now defunct) The Bangladesh Observer. She also gained an honourable mention in the first ever World Media Summit WMS Awards for ‘Exemplary News Professionals in Developing Countries’, receiving the award in Beijing in January 2015.

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