Friday, August 24, 2007

Foreign adviser asks Maldives to ensure security

Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury has expressed concern over the alleged attacks on Bangladeshi workers in the Maldives, resulting in death of a worker.

In a letter to the Maldives foreign minister yesterday, the adviser urged him to take all necessary steps to ensure security of Bangladeshi workers in his country.

He also asked for "enhanced measures" in this respect, referring to the mutual trust and understanding that are the hallmarks of the bilateral relations.

The adviser talked to the Bangladesh High Commissioner in Male, Mijarul Quayes, and asked him to constantly monitor the situation and report thereon.

The envoy told the adviser that the Maldives government had assured him that the incident was being "thoroughly investigated" and the culprits would be punished.

Source: The Daily Star

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