IPU condemns terror attacks in Russia, UK

DHAKA, April 4, 2017 (BSS) - The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) today strongly condemned the recent terror attacks at a metro rail in St Petersburg, Russian and in front of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom (UK).

The global forum of parliaments also expressed solidarity with the governments of Russia and the UK to thwart any sort of terrorist for a peaceful world.

"The IPU is always against the global terrorism as it pursues zero tolerant stand in this regard," said IPU President Saber Hossain Chowdhury at the Governing Council meeting of 136th IPU Assembly that began at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) here on Saturday.

Bangladesh parliament Speaker and the assembly President Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury presided over the meeting.

Expressing shock over the incidents, Saber Chowdhury wished early recovery of the victims of the terror attacks in Russia and the UK.

Russian IPU Delegation Leader, who joined the meeting, expressed his sincere gratitude to the IPU for its stance against the terror attack at St Petersburg metro rail and expressing solidarity with the Russian government over the matter.

He said Russian President Vladimir Putin has already instructed the law enforcement agencies to track down the attackers to bring them to book to ensure a peaceful world.

Later, one-minute silence was observed in honour of victims of the attacks.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)