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B’desh PM to discuss terrorism with world leaders

Hasina will meet more than 10 heads of state or government, said report

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Publish Date: Jul 13 2016 12:36PM | Updated Date: Jul 13 2016 12:36PM

B’desh PM to discuss terrorism with world leaders

 Upset by recent terror attacks, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has decided to hold talks with world countries to combat extremism and terrorism.

 
She plans to hold bilateral discussions with leaders on the sidelines of the 11th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Mongolia to attend which she leaves Dhaka on Thursday.
 
Hasina will meet more than 10 heads of state or government, the Dhaka Tribune reported.
 
"We want to share our thoughts and listen to what other countries are thinking to combat violent extremism and terrorism at the top level," said a senior government official.
 
"Brexit and other global issues are also expected to be discussed in the meetings," the Dhaka Tribune cited the official as saying.
 
A terror attack at a cafe in Dhaka on July 1 claimed the lives of 22 people. Less than a week later, another terror attack in Kishoreganj claimed the lives of four people.
 
Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque said: "Connectivity and terrorism would dominate the ASEM discussion."
 
This year ASEM will celebrate its 20th anniversary and the theme of the 2016 summit is '20 Years of ASEM: Partnership for the Future through Connectivity’.
 
According to the ASEM website, 34 heads of state or government have confirmed their participation.