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Election should be Bangladesh-led process: UK High Commissioner

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Wednesday said that the UK would work with new and existing investors to ensure they could add benefit to, and benefit from, the success of Bangladesh's economy. The UK is "strongly ready" to increase diplomatic trade, investment and security in the Indo-Pacific region over the next few decades, he said while speaking at the "DCAB Talk", organised by the Diplomatic Correspondent Association of Bangladesh (DCAB) at the National Press Club. "As a high commission in Bangladesh, we are engaging deeply on issues including climate, biodiversity, and maritime security and many other areas, including working with British businesses to build trade and investment relationships as Bangladesh graduates from a Least Developed to Middle Income Country." He said: "Graduation is a milestone, not a finishing line. We will continue to work with Bangladesh to achieve a smooth and successful graduation. "We have also decided to continue the duty-, quota-free access to the UK market for three years after graduation, to 2029." The envoy also spoke about the upcoming COP-26 to be held in Glasgow, Rohingya issues, defense and Covid-19 cooperation between both the countries.

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DCAB Talk with Australian High Commissioner

Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Jeremy Bruer attended the "DCAB Talk" held virtually on September 16, 2021 which was organized by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB). Issues related to bilateral relations, Quad (Australia, India, Japan and the US), China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS) and Rohingya crisis came up at the event. High Commissioner to Bangladesh Jeremy Bruer said his country greatly respects independent foreign policy of Bangladesh towards its engagement in various global initiatives noting that Australia never asks anybody to make a choice. "We welcome that approach. We respect greatly Bangladesh's independent Foreign Policy approach. We would never ask anybody to make a choice," he said recalling the foreign policy established by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman - Friendship to all, malice to none. The envoy said Australia has previously benefited from China's economic growth and hopes that all countries of the region can do the same. Asked about the kind of security cooperation Australia is seeking from Bangladesh, Bruer said Australia and Bangladesh share vast sea resources and would work together to harness the possibilities. DCAB President Pantho Rahaman and its General Secretary AKM Moinuddin also spoke at the DCAB Talk

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UN Resident Coordinator talked on Climate crisis

UN resident coordinator to Bangladesh Mia Seppo has said, climate crisis is no longer a looming one but it is widespread, rapid and intensifying. "Few countries know this better than Bangladesh." she said adding that this pressing issue will play a central role in the current session of the UN general assembly. In a recent program with the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) Mia said, the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on climate change (IPCC) is a code red for humanity.

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We express our heartfelt gratitude to the senior journalists- Alamgir Hossain, Sheikh Rakib Uddin, Aman Ud Dowla, Mostafa Kamal, Ataur Rahman, Mainuddin Naser, Manowarul Islam, Anwarul Haque, Shamim Ahmad, Shyamal Dutta, Mizanur Rahman Khan and Anis Alamgir- who formed the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh-DCAB on March 16, 1998.

Since its inception DCAB members cover issues and events related to Bangladesh foreign affairs. DCAB keeps eyes on the international developments and events, and keeps close contacts with the foreign missions and international organizations stationed in Dhaka and Bangladesh missions abroad. DCAB always remains committed to upholding the spirit of our great Liberation War, democracy and freedom of expression in the interest of the nation.

Pantho Rahaman

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