Home minister in New Delhi to join international conference on terror financing

Home ministers of about 20 countries including Russia, France, Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore are expected to participate in the event

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan arrived in India's New Delhi on Thursday to attend an international ministerial conference on how to deal with terror financing, including legitimate and illegitimate funding routes.

The third ministerial "No Money for Terror" conference, organized by the Indian government in New Delhi on Friday and Saturday, will be attended by representatives of 76 countries to discuss terrorist financing and related issues.

Home ministers of about 20 countries including Russia, France, Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore are expected to participate in the event.

Asaduzzaman is leading a three-member Bangladesh delegation. Other members of the delegation are Public Security Division Joint Secretary Abu Hena Mustafa Zaman and its Senior Information Officer Md Sharif Mahmud Apu.

The ministerial conference aims to progress the discussions on combating terrorist financing held by the international community in the previous two Conferences in Paris (2018) and Melbourne (2019).

"It also intends to include discussions on technical, legal, regulatory and cooperation aspects of all facets of terrorism financing. It attempts to also set the pace for other high-level official and political deliberations, focused on countering terrorist financing," the Indian home ministry said.

"Discussions at the conference will focus on global trends in terrorism and terrorist financing, the use of formal and informal channels of funds for terrorism, emerging technologies in the context of terrorist financing and requisite international cooperation to address related challenges," it added.

The topic for Bangladesh in the program is terror financing through money transfer service schemes and hundi networks.

Asaduzzaman is scheduled to return to Dhaka on Sunday.