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Boucher Hails Anti-Terror Task Force for South Asia

  • Amir Khasru

Richard Boucher, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia , on Saturday appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's proposal for setting up a joint anti-terrorism task force in South Asia, reports agencies.

"I saw the proposal and I think it''s a very interesting idea," he told reporters after meeting with Home Minister Sahara Khatun and State Minister Sohel Taj at the Home Ministry Saturday afternoon. He said since international terrorists incline to operate internationally, international community can get organized and cooperate with each other.
Boucher, however, said they would see how other countries will react to it. If necessary, the US will look forward to support it. Boucher who came here early Saturday as a first step of his regional tour said US extends all cooperation to Bangladesh so terrorists cannot use its soil.

Earlier Richard A Boucher arrived in Dhaka early Saturday on a two-day visit to Bangladesh.
He met leader of the opposition and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun on Saturday.

Boucher will call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Speaker Advocate Abdul Hamid, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni and State Minister Dr Hassan Mahmud today Sunday.

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