Home Minister Asaduzzman Khan Kamal on Wednesday urged all countries to work together for safe maritime environments and development of the blue economy.
“At present, Bangladesh Coast Guard’s role in building blue economy is really commendable,” the minister said after inaugurating the two-day 14th Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) as the chief guest at a city hotel.HACGAM is a high level multilateral forum of Coast Guard and Maritime Security Agencies of Asian Region which holds this meeting every year.
The working level meeting is being conducted for the first time under the arrangement of Bangladesh Coast Guard.
The Home Minister said, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman first claimed the maritime boundary realizing the need for the establishment of the blue economy.
“Bangladesh Coast Guard has been working with fame for preventing miscreants, drugs, smuggling, human trafficking, illegal fishing in the sea,” the minister added.
Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard Force Rear Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury was present as the special guest.