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2024-05-21 20:51:08 BdST

Bangladesh, Australia discuss intelligence sharing for development


Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong emphasized on enhancing sharing of intelligence with Bangladesh for the development of both the countries.

“We have discussed about intelligence sharing and enhancing bilateral relations among the two friendly countries positively,” he said this after a meeting with an Australian delegation led by its Foreign Minister Penny Wong at the ministry conference room at Bangladesh Secretariat.

Kamal said Australia wants to advance bilateral relations and enhance activities for a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indian Ocean region.

Australia and Bangladesh have significant people-to-people links, with over 50,000 people in Australia born in Bangladesh.

Earlier, she arrived in Dhaka on a two-day visit today to strengthen bilateral cooperation, including trade and investment, and to find out practical solutions to shared challenges such as climate change, regional maritime security and smuggling.

A small delegation including a Deputy Secretary, South and Southeast Asia Group and Head of the Office of Southeast Asia, in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Michelle Chan were accompanied by the Australian foreign minister.

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