UK urged to deport all convicted criminals

Staff Correspondent

6 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday requested the outgoing UK High Commissioner Alison Blake to deport all convicted criminals including acting chairman of BNP Tarique Rahman living in the UK.

“We didn’t name any criminals specifically, but requested the UK envoy to send all convicted criminals residing in their country,” the minister told reporters after a meeting with the outgoing British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Alison Blake on Tuesday.

The minister, further, told reporters that Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, in a foreign-ministerial meeting, has adopted a resolution to move to the International Court of Justice against Myanmar regarding Rohingya crackdown.

Earlier, British High Commissioner Alison Blake paid farewell call on Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at his office.

Foreign Minister sought her continued support to encourage more investment by the UK companies in Bangladesh. Referring to more than half a million strong British-Bangladeshis in the UK, mostly from Sylhet, he further urged the High Commissioner to make UK visa processing more hassle free.

The British High Commissioner thanked the Foreign Minister for all the support she received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the government, as a whole.

Referring to the upcoming 3rd Strategic Dialogue between Bangladesh and the UK, to be held in April 2019 in Dhaka, she termed it as a “wonderful framework” for in-depth review of bilateral relations between the two countries.

High Commissioner Blake also called on the State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and thanked him for all the support during her tenure in Bangladesh.