Tofail urges foreigners not to be panicked

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Tofail Ahmed

Tofail Ahmed

Highlighting the security measures taken by the Bangladesh government to combat terrorism, the commerce minister, Tofail Ahmed, today urged the foreigners not to be panicked in living in Bangladesh and travelling to the country.
‘We’ve taken sufficient measures to ensure security of diplomats and foreign businessmen as well,’ said the minister while exchanging views with a delegation from the European Union and businessmen, led by the EU ambassador, Pierre Mayaudon, at his ministry office, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
Alongside the tight security measures, the people of the country have also become united
against the terrorism, said Tofail and hoped ‘any kind of untoward situation won’t be repeated in future’.
He said the Islamic scholars of the country were also delivering religious sermons against those who were committing acts of terrorism in the name of Islam.
Replying to a call from EU and businessmen, the commerce minister said the government had already intensified the security for the diplomats and foreign businessmen, and ready to extend any kind of cooperation regarding their business.
Referring to the recent crackdown by the law enforcers that killed nine militants in capital’s Kalyanpur, he said the situation had become normal due to stern security measures of the government.
Bangladesh-EU Business Council is working in combine, Tofail said: ‘Three-Plus-Five meaning a committee comprising three secretaries and five ambassadors would discuss trade and investment elaborately in a meeting on August 18.’
The Swedish ambassador, Johan Frisell, the Spanish ambassador, Eduardo de Laiglesia Y Del Rosal, the Dutch ambassador, Leoni Cuelenaere, the British high commissioner, Alison Blake, the Italy charge d’affaires, Giuseppe Semenza and representatives from Germany and Denmark and EU businessmen, among others, were present.

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