Bangladesh's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima has said Bangladesh maintains a strict policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and violent extremism.
She made the remarks at UN plenary meeting on measures to eliminate international terrorism on Wednesday.
She shared the various initiatives of Bangladesh in countering terrorism and violent extremism.
Fatima mentioned that Bangladesh is a party to all international counter-terrorism instruments and at the national level, it has put in place comprehensive laws, 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 various obligations under the 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, the Permanent Representative reaffirmed the abiding commitment of Bangladesh to remain as a reliable partner of international community to counter terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
The meeting took place in a much-limited capacity at the UNHQs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.