The United Kingdom has expressed concern over the human rights situation in Bangladesh. Besides, the country has given importance to free, fair and neutral elections. The United Kingdom made this point at the fourth strategic dialogue between the two countries held in London last Thursday.
The UK-Bangladesh Strategic Dialogue was led by Philip Burton, Permanent Under-Secretary of the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom, and Masood Bin Momen, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh.
The High Commission said in a statement that the UK had expressed concern over some of Bangladesh’s human rights issues, such as the impact of the Digital Security Act, extrajudicial arrests, extrajudicial killings and extrajudicial killings, which emerged in the FCDO’s annual human rights report.
In addition, the two countries agreed on the importance of free, fair and impartial elections, the presence and expression of civil society in the development of accountable governance and religious freedom. Agreed on the presence of civil society and freedom of expression and religious freedom in the development of the system.
Most of the time after such bilateral meetings, the two sides issue a joint notification. The Foreign Ministry issued a notification on behalf of Bangladesh yesterday afternoon.
The United Kingdom has expressed its concern over human rights. Secretary Masood bin Momen led the talks and Philip Burton, Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, led his country.
The United Kingdom and Bangladesh have agreed to co-operate in tackling global challenges, including conflict prevention, counter-terrorism, and support for rule-based international discipline, the UK High Commission said in a statement.
On bilateral military cooperation, both countries welcomed joint cooperation, including training, professional military education and exchange.
This will benefit both countries. The United Kingdom and Bangladesh welcome the depth of bilateral migration and relations between the two countries. Both countries have agreed to establish a partnership on free movement of people and immigration. The UK mentions the opportunities offered in their new point-based immigration system.
Both countries pledged to work with the international community, including ASEAN and the United Nations, to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
The United Kingdom considers Bangladesh important in the stability of South Asia, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The two countries discussed each other’s positions on the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. During the discussion, the leader of the Bangladesh delegation, Foreign Secretary Masood bin Momen, said that the post-Brexit situation in Bangladesh has given an opportunity to add a new dimension to our bilateral relations. Especially important