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Dhaka asks Wellington to ensure safety of Bangladeshis

  • Published at 09:57 pm March 15th, 2019
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Police officers are seen at the Masjid al Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch on Friday AFP

Foreign Minister Dr AK Momen made the request in a letter sent to his New Zealand counterpart Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters

Bangladesh has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday that killed dozens of people, including individuals of Bangladeshi origin, and offered deep condolences for the lost lives.

At the same time, Dhaka has also requested Wellington to ensure the safety of Bangladeshis living in New Zealand.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Momen made the request in a letter sent to his New Zealand counterpart Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters, according to a Foreign Ministry press release.


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“We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn about the tragic shooting incidents causing heavy casualties, including lives of persons of Bangladeshi origin,” he said in the letter.

The foreign minister strongly condemned such gruesome and barbaric attacks on innocent civilians at the places of worship. 

He has also mentioned that Bangladesh maintains a “zero tolerance” policy against terrorism in all forms and manifestations, and firmly believes that such mindless acts of violence must be dealt with the strongest possible measures to prevent recurrence.


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The foreign minister requested the New Zealand government to take all possible measures for the safety of the Bangladeshidiaspora in the country. 

He also gave assurance to stand by the people and the government of New Zealand at this tragic hour.