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Canadian envoy lauds Bangladesh role in curbing terrorism

Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit-Pierre Laramee today lauded the Bangladesh's stand on fighting terrorism and religious extremism.

He made the remarks while he paid a courtesy call-on Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader at his office in the ministry.

The Canadian high commissioner assured Quader that Canada will extend its cooperation to Bangladesh to curb trans-boundary terrorism.

Laramee greeted the road transport minister for being elected as general secretary of Awami League.

"Bangladesh's achievements in women empowerment, poverty alleviation, reducing dropout rate at educational institutions and gender equity are praiseworthy," the high commissioner said.

Quader said Bangladesh has friendly bilateral relations with Canada.

"Bangladesh government is interested to increase trade and commerce ties between the two countries," he said.

The minister hoped Bangladesh and Canada will take steps to further strengthen the bilateral relations.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)