US envoy to Bangladesh calls for global fight against terrorism

, 3:35 PM IST

Dhaka : United States Ambassador to Bangladesh, Marcia Bernicat, has said Dhaka alone cannot fight terrorism, adding everyone needs to come together and join the fight.

“I just met with your home minister, with the heads of your police forces. They are our strong partners. But they can’t do this job alone, none of us can. We all have to do this together,” Daily Star quoted Bernicat as saying.

The US envoy mourned the brutal killing of USAID official and LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Tonoy.

Replying to a query, Bernicat said they are working very hard on counter-terrorism cooperation and also assured that her government wants to help Bangladesh.

Pointing out that the Bangladesh Government has been effective in fighting terrorism in the past, she said that the US wants to make sure that the country has all the tools it needs for this fight.

“You don’t deserve to be killed,” Bernicat said while terming the killings as barbaric. (ANI)