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2019-03-16 11:10:19 BdST

FM condemns New Zealand shooting


Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today strongly condemned as well as expressed his deep condolences for the loss of valuable lives in tragic shooting incidents at two mosques in Christchurch of New Zealand.

In a message, written to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister of New Zealand Rt Hon. Winston Peters, Momen has
said, “we are deeply shocked and saddened to learn about the
tragic shooting incidents causing heavy casualties, including
lives of persons of Bangladesh origin.”

Terming the incidents as “gruesome and barbaric”, the
Bangladesh foreign minister condemned the attacks on the
innocent civilian people at the places of worship.

Momen requested the Government of New Zealand to take all
possible measures for the safety of Bangladesh Diaspora in
New Zealand.

He also gave assurance to stand by the people and the
government of New Zealand at this tragic hour.

Momen also said Bangladesh maintains a “zero tolerance”
policy against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations
and firmly believes that such mindless acts of violence must
be dealt with the strongest possible measures to prevent its
recurrence.

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