US, Bangladesh to prevent future attacks

Diplomatic Correspondent

3 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The United States stands with the people of Bangladesh on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, resulting in the deaths of 20 people, including one US citizen. 

“We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victims,” said the US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in a statement issued in Washington DC on Thursday (July 1).

He said the United States and Bangladesh are united in the condemnation of terrorism and determination to prevent future attacks. 

“We commend Bangladesh’s efforts to bring those responsible to justice and recommit to our strong counterterrorism partnership to prevent future attacks,” he added.