‘Australia to continue to help Bangladesh address terrorism’

Staff Correspondent

21 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Visiting Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism Paul Foley emphasized that terrorism and violent extremism are challenges shared by all countries.

As a longstanding development and security partner, Australia will continue to support Bangladesh and its people to address these threats.

Paul Foley who arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday extended his heartfelt condolences to the Bangladeshi victims of the shocking terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, and their families.

Paul Foley highlighted the statements of the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, condemning this atrocity in the strongest possible terms.

As the Prime Minister said, Australia shares the grief of Muslim communities the world over, and will not tolerate the right-wing extremist ideology that fueled this terrorist attack.

Earlier, Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Julia Niblett, welcomed the visit to Bangladesh by Australia’s Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism Paul Foley PSM, from 19 to 21 March, said a press release.

The visit underlines the importance Australia places on its security engagement with Bangladesh, including tackle together the global scourge of terrorism and violent extremism.

As Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, Foley leads Australia’s international engagement on counter-terrorism and counter violent extremism.