UN Under-Secretary-General for Counterterrorism
UN Under-Secretary-General for Counterterrorism Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov has appreciated the good practices of Bangladesh to counter-terrorism and prevent violent extremism. Voronkov invited Bangladesh to share their story of success in the upcoming high-level meeting of the heads of counter-terrorism institutions of the Member States scheduled to take place in June 2023. Recognizing Bangladesh as an important partner of the United Nations in its efforts to counter global terrorism, the Under-Secretary-General also expressed his readiness to extend necessary cooperation in relevant fields including financing of terrorism, nuclear terrorism, capacity building and technical assistance. Earlier, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the current government of Bangladesh, under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, maintains a policy of zero-tolerance towards terrorism in its all forms and manifestation. He made the remarks during his bilateral meetings with Gambian Interior Minister Seyaka Sonko and UN Under-Secretary-General for Counterterrorism Voronkov held at the UN headquarters on Wednesday. The meetings took place on the sidelines of the 3rd UN Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS 2022). Bangladesh’s Home Minister led the delegation accompanied by Inspector General of Police, Dr. Benazir Ahmed and officials of the Public Security Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs, officials from Police Headquarters and Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations, said the Bangladesh Mission in the UN on Thursday. During meeting with Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Counterterrorism, the Home Minister shared the various initiatives and policies undertaken by the government of Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and sought cooperation from the office of Counter-terrorism in the areas of mutual interest in future.