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Bangladesh, UAE for combating terrorism including IS

Posted on 30 October 2014 by admin

Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed deep concern over the growing phenomenon of terrorism, and stressed the importance of combating it including the Islamic State.
Both the countries agreed to cooperate with each other in various fields and expand the scope of partnership in the fields of trade, business and investment in infrastructure.
The two sides also agreed to move forward towards the promotion of cooperative projects between the two countries in the sectors of higher education, culture and tourism and cooperation in the field of energy, including renewable energy, climate change and blue economy, and security issues, said a joint statement issued by the Bangladesh foreign ministry.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the UAE from October 25 to 27 at the invitation of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
During the visit, the two prime ministers held official discussions on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interests.
The discussions between the Bangladesh and UAE leaderships were marked by warmth, long-standing friendship and understanding between the two people and countries. During the discussions, the two sides emphasised the need for further strengthening relations between the two countries.
They also agreed to further discuss mobilisation of finance and other supports of the UAE in undertaking different projects in Bangladesh. The two sides discussed the labour issues between the two countries.

They concluded an Agreement on Security Cooperation, Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons (TSP) and Agreement on Allotment of a Plot for the UAE Embassy in Dhaka between the two countries.
About peace and security, the two sides discussed the situations in the Middle East and underscored the need for the maintenance of peace and stability for sustainable development of the region.
During the discussion, the two sides acknowledged with deep reverence the contributions of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and late President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding Father of the UAE, for laying the foundation of the existing excellent relationship between the two countries.

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