Secretariat Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau have called upon the global community to act together to stamp out terrorism as they talked over phone on Monday morning.
“The Canadian premier phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday morning and strongly denounced the terrorist attacks on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said.
During the nearly 20-minute conversation, he said, Justin Trudeau expressed concern over the safety of Bangladesh national cricket team which narrowly escaped the Friday’s brutal attack that left 50 people, including four Bangladeshis, dead and injured scores others.
The Canadian prime minister expressed relief that members of Bangladesh cricket team remained safe, the press secretary said.
Justin Trudeau offered deep condolences at the loss of lives of 50 people including Bangladeshis in the New Zealand twin mosques attack.
The press secretary said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told Justin Trudeau that there is a need for raising a global movement against terrorism.
In response, the Canadian prime minister supported the view of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and said the world community should act together to uproot terrorism.
Reiterating her government’s “zero tolerance” policy against terrorism, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh denounces terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
“Bangladesh is a land of peace and communal harmony and we’ve asked the law enforcement agencies to keep strong vigil and protect all places of worship including mosques, temples, churches and pagodas,” she said.
She said Islam does not allow terrorism in any forms and the terrorists have no religion and boundary.
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