Cooperation with UK discussed
Foreign Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury held a meeting with his UK counterpart David Miliband in Kampala on Thursday and discussed the cooperation between the two countries.
During a meeting on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Summit Conference held in Ugandan capital Kampala, the UK Foreign Secretary praised the reforms initiated by the caretaker government in order to create sustainable democratic institutions in Bangladesh.
In particular he praised the recent separation of judiciary from the executive as "a very positive step".
David Miliband conveyed to the foreign adviser the deep sympathy of his government at the recent destruction caused by Cyclone Sidr. He also assured that British support would be forthcoming.
Besides, bilateral relations, they also discussed the current situation in the region, in particular in Pakistan and Myanmar.
Speaking to the media afterwards, Iftekhar said: "We had an exceedingly good dialogue. We spoke of our common position on many international issues as well including on climate change and peacekeeping and agreed to keep working together."
Iftekhar had met Miliband's predecessor, Margaret Becket in London in April when they had stressed their cooperation on the subject of climate change in particular.