Reported on: May 30, 2011 14:51 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, May 30 (UNB) - A two-day international summit on ‘A World free from Terrorism: Global Combat against Terrorism’ will be held on June 25-26 in Teheran where the heads of various countries are expected to participate.
President Zillur Rahman was invited to attend the international summit when the special envoy of the President of Islamic Republic of Iran paid a call on him at Bangabahbaban today (Monday). Mohammad Ali Fathollahi, the special envoy and also the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran for Asia and the Pacific, handed over an invitation letter to the President.
During the meeting, Fathollahi said the main aim of the summit is to achieve global consensus over a coordinated and effective action against all types of terrorism. He mentioned that the summit would discuss issues such as the root causes, the challenges and obstacles on the way of fighting terrorism.
Describing Bangladesh as a peace-loving country with good people, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister highly praised Bangladesh for its contribution to the UN peacekeeping missions. Welcoming the special envoy at Bangabhaban, President Zillur Rahman thanked him for handing over the invitation letter and said the decision on his participation to the summit would be conveyed later. He said Bangladesh is always against all sorts of terrorism.
The President called for increasing cooperation between the two countries to further boost the bilateral trade and commercial activities “Iran is keen to expand cooperation in trade and commercial activities with Bangladesh,” said the special envoy of the Iranian President. Secretaries to the President’s Office and Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Hossein Aminian Tousi were present.