Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of
Bangladesh has sought cooperation of Britain for her proposal in regard to
formation of the South-Asian Task Force for curbing terrorism in the region.
is no boundary for the terrorists. Terrorism should be contained with
coordinated efforts for establishment of democracy and peace," Abul Kalam
Azad, press secretary to the Prime Minister, quoted Sheikh Hasina as saying to
the British High Commissioner in Bangladesh Stephan Evans when he called on her
at her Sudha Sadan residence in the city yesterday.
In this context, he added that the Prime Minister also mentioned about her
proposal for formation of the South-Asian Task Force for curbing terrorism in
newsmen on the one-hour talks, Abul Kalam Azad said Britain had also expressed
eagerness for investment in Bangladesh and extend assistance to the country for
alleviation of poverty. He said the Prime Minister also assured all possible
help and cooperation from the part of her government with the creation of a
business friendly climate for British investment in Bangladesh.
Evans also conveyed British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's felicitation to
Sheikh Hasina for assumption of the office of the Prime Minister.
Hasina also requested the British government
to resolve the problems faced by the expatriate Bangladeshis in Britain. She
also sought assistance from British government for facing the adverse impact on
the ecology of Bangladesh for climate change, the press secretary added.
Prime Minister also urged the international community, including Britain, to
take effective initiatives to stop killing of innocent civilians in the Gaza
Strip in the Palestine immediately.
Hasina also sought British assistance to train up young members of the Jatiya
Sangsad (Parliament) of Bangladesh as Britain is regarded as the mother of
Talking to reporters, the British
High Commissioner said he had a wide range of discussions with the Prime
Minister of Bangladesh including working together for combating terrorism and
finding ways and means for adaptation capacity to face the challenges of the
Evans said Britain wants to work
collectively for sustainable democracy in Bangladesh, and for achieving its
millennium development goals and emerging as a middle-income country by the
Asked about terrorism in the South-Asia region, he said the terrorism poses
threat for every country on the planet and Britain will always stand by
Bangladesh to combat terrorism.