Discuss on BD-USA security issues Sept 11

Bangladesh and the United States (US) will discuss regional cooperation, and traditional and non-traditional security issues including cooperation in countering terrorism in the upcoming fourth Security Dialogue to be held in Washington DC on September 11.

The Foreign Ministry notified the date of the dialogue officially on Monday and said issued like bd-us-flag1cyber security, disaster management, military cooperation and peacekeeping operations in the UN will be discussed in the meet.

The Foreign Ministry said the cooperation between the two countries would be strengthened further through the dialogue.

Earlier on September 3, the US side confirmed the date of the security dialogue and mentioned that US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat is already in the United States to attend the Security Dialogue.

Strategic priorities and regional issues for security measures, security assistance, global security, and non-proliferation cooperation will be the main topics of the dialogue.

Both Bangladesh and the USA will also discuss humanitarian assistance and disaster response issues at the highest levels of government to clear the path for cooperation between the two countries.

Foreign Secretary (Bilateral and Consular) Mizanur Rahman will lead the six-member Bangladesh delegation while US side will be led by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Todd C Chapman, said the Foreign Ministry media release.

Senior officials from the Foreign Ministry, Home Ministry, Defence and Armed Forces Division will be there in the Bangladesh delegation.

On April 22, 2014, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tom Kelly and former Additional Foreign Secretary Mustafa Kamal chaired the third US-Bangladesh Dialogue on security issues.

The dialogue reflects two governments’ growing defence relationship and shared commitment to peace and prosperity in the region.

It supports growing partnership in maritime security, counterterrorism, disaster risk management, peacekeeping, law enforcement, nonproliferation, joint military exercises and exchanges, and other security issues.

– Ittefaq Report