The government in Bangladesh says it will sign a United Nations convention against financing terrorist activities.
A government spokesman says the cabinet of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia decided late Monday to join the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism. However, the spokesman did not say when the treaty will be ratified.
Adopted by the U.N. in 1999, the convention requires member states to take the appropriate steps to detect and freeze funds that are allocated for terrorist acts.
Foreign Minister Manzur Morshed Khan says Bangladesh decided to ratify the treaty with reservations. He said the definition of terrorist activities has to be clarified in the convention.