Biswal arrives Sunday to discuss security concerns

Biswal arrives Sunday to discuss security concerns


US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal arrives here on Sunday on a two-day visit to discuss security issues with Bangladesh after the deadliest terrorist attack on a Dhaka café. Though there has been no official announcement yet, a senior government official confirmed that she is coming in the morning to discuss “issues of shared concerns”. Biswal will meet Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali during her visit, said the official wishing not to be named. Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque will have a meeting over lunch at State guesthouse Padma on Sunday. A diplomatic source said Biswal has a plan to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, but nothing is finalised yet. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.

Biswal visited Dhaka on May 5 and 6 last after the brutal murder of USAID staff Xulhaz Mannan in Dhaka on April 25. Meanwhile, 22 people, including nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian national and two policemen were killed inside and outside the café during the attack on July 1. Later on the morning of on July 2, six people along with five attackers were also killed during a commando operation. Thirteen of the hostages were rescued alive in the operation. On Friday afternoon, blood-soaked young man Shawon who was detained from outside the Holey Artisan Bakery during the hostage standoff died at a city hospital.


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