Dhaka, London 3rd strategic dialogue Wednesday


22nd April, 2019 07:38:40 printer

Dhaka, London 3rd strategic dialogue Wednesday

Bangladesh and the United Kingdom (UK) will discuss ways to further strengthen relations between the two countries during the third Bangladesh-UK strategic dialogue to be held here on Wednesday.

The two governments will exchange views on political and bilateral issues, economic and development cooperation, security cooperation, current global issues, including the Rohingya crisis, says a diplomatic source.

Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Tuesday to lead the UK side at the meeting, a senior official told journalist on Monday.

Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque is likely to lead the Bangladesh side at the dialogue.

The UK and Bangladesh held their second strategic dialogue on March 15 last year at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London.

Describing Bangladesh as a developing giant on the world stage, British High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson recently said the UK wants a stronger political partnership with the South Asian nation.

"The political relationship has huge potential as Bangladesh assumes its rightful place as a developing giant on the world stage," he said.