UN appreciates Bangladesh security measures after Dhaka terror attack

UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Robert Watkins has expressed “deep appreciation” over the level of security measures immediately after the July 1 terror attack in Dhaka, the foreign ministry says.

Senior Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 18 August 2016, 03:55 PM
Updated : 18 August 2016, 03:55 PM

In a meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Thursday, he said the UN would “closely” work with Bangladesh particularly in preventing violent extremism in line with the UN chief’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.

Apart from discussing ways to counter terrorism and violent extremism, they also talked about the next month’s UN General Assembly in New York, and undocumented Myanmar nationals in Bangladesh.

The foreign minister told Watkins all the perpetrators of the July 1 attack will be brought to justice.

The UN official appreciated the government for carrying out a census on the Myanmar refugees.

They hoped that with the new government in Myanmar, the stalled process of repatriation of the refugees would be revived and resolved.

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