Dhaka-London to hold Defence Dialogue


Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Saida Muna Tasneem has said a defence dialogue will be held soon between Bangladesh and Britain.

She made the remark while hosting the 50th Armed Forces Day reception at the National Army Museum in London on Monday , according to a message received here today.

The High Commission expressed hope to strengthen multi-dimensional cooperation in defence including implementation of the Bangladesh Forces Goal 2030.

She said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman began moderning the Bangladesh’s Armed Forces immediately after the Liberation War while under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Armed Forces have become modern, capable and efficient.

Defence Adviser at the Bangladesh High Commission in London, Brig Gen Mohammad Mahbubur Rashid said the defence relations between Bangladesh and the UK are very close, and it will be deeper and stronger in the future.

UK Defence Ministry Representative Gavin Richardson said the UK seeks to work with Bangladesh to implement the Forces Goal 2030.

Maj Gen Abdul Qayum Molla and Air Vice Martial Hasan Mahmud, freedom fighters living in the UK, diplomats, defence advisers of different countries, and members of British-Bangladeshi community were present.