USA’s ‘NESA Center’ praises Bangladesh for combating terrorism

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 3:17 am

A delegation from the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, one of the institutions of the US Department of Defense, recently visited the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington. They also participated in an interactive session with Bangladesh Mission officials.

NASA Center for Strategic Studies Distinguished Professor Dr. Hasan Abbas led the 46-member team. The delegation included participants from 28 countries at a seminar hosted by the NASA Center in Washington, DC. Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States Mohammad Imran welcomed the delegation of the NASA Center to the embassy and presented the keynote address at the event.

Ambassador Imran in his keynote address detailed the history of Bangladesh and the recent socio-economic development of the country. He highlighted the Rohingya crisis and Bangladesh’s success in countering terrorism and extremism and the country’s progress in the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF).

The Ambassador stressed the need for concerted efforts by all countries to effectively tackle the global challenge of terrorism. He said that terrorism is a global challenge and it is not possible for any country to face this challenge alone.

In the context of the protracted Rohingya crisis, Ambassador Imran reiterated Bangladesh’s position on the sustainable and dignified repatriation of all displaced Rohingyas in Myanmar’s Rakhine State to their homeland.

He said if the problem continues for longer, it could affect the security and stability of the entire region and threaten development initiatives.

Speaking in the interactive session. Abbas lauded Bangladesh’s success in tackling the challenges of terrorism, violent extremism and climate change. Referring to the rich history, culture and tradition of Bangladesh, he said that he has been greatly inspired by the historical figures of Bangladesh in his personal and professional life.

Dr. Abbas said his organization (NESA Center for Strategic Studies) seeks closer ties between Bangladesh and the United States and wants to see a more prosperous and developed Bangladesh.

The first secretary of the embassy Ahiduzzaman Noor highlighted the various initiatives and successes of Bangladesh in combating terrorism and extremism before the delegation.

First Secretary Ataur Rahman conducted the program and it was coordinated by Counselor and Head of Embassy Shamima Yasmin Smriti.

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