Bangladesh condemns terrorism, manifestations: Rabab Fatima

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DHAKA, Oct 8, 2020 (BSS) – Permanent Representative of Bangladesh
to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima has said Bangladesh
maintains a strict policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and
violent extremism.

She came up with the remarks at UN Plenary Meeting on Measures to
eliminate international terrorism on 7 October, according to a press
release of Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations, New
York, received here today.

She also shared various initiatives of the government of Bangladesh
in counter terrorism and violent extremism in this regard, the release
added.

She said that Bangladesh is a party to all international
counter-terrorism instruments. She said at the national level, it
(Bangladesh) has put in place comprehensive laws, namely, the
‘Anti-Terrorism Act-2012’ and the ‘Money Laundering Prevention Act
2009’.

Bangladesh has been investing heavily in national capacity building
including awareness-raising, community engagement and resilience, in a
‘whole-of-society’ approach to combat terrorism, she said.

Welcoming the adoption of the UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy
in 2006 to set norms in the global fight against terrorism, Ambassador
Fatima urged the international community to closely monitor evolving
trend of international terrorism and find innovative solutions to
implement the various obligations under UN Global Counter Terrorism
Strategy.

Stressing on the need to conclude a Comprehensive Convention on
International Terrorism outlining the root causes of terrorism and
specific measures to eliminate those trends, Permanent Representative
reaffirmed the abiding commitment of Bangladesh to remain as a
reliable partner of international community to counter terrorism in
its all forms and manifestations.

The meeting took place in a much-limited capacity at the UNHQs due
to the COVID-19 pandemic.