DHAKA: Bangladesh has urged Canada to take necessary steps for deporting Noor Choudhury, one of the convicted killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, here to execute the court verdict.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the call while talking to his Canadian counterpart FranOois-Philippe Champagne over telephone on Wednesday evening, a foreign ministry statement said today (May 14).
Dr AK Abdul Momen said that it would be a great achievement for the people of Bangladesh if the nation can execute the verdict of one of the convicted fugitive killers of its founding father in the Mujib Year, marking the Bangabandhu’s birth centenary.
Bangladesh government had traced out that Bangabandhu’s two convicted fugitive killers Noor Chowdhury and Rashed Chowdhury are now residing in Canada and the USA respectively.
Bangladesh foreign and law ministries have been deeply engaged in the Canadian and the US authorities to bring back these two absconding murderers.
During the telephone conversation, Canadian foreign minister assured his government’s continuous support to Bangladesh in combating the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian Minister proposed to form an alliance to face the post-COVID-19 challenges.
He acknowledged that the repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin is a "collective responsibility" and assured Bangladesh of Canada's continued support, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Canadian Foreign Minister said they kept their discussion on Rohingya issue open with various countries.
He appreciated Bangladesh's humanitarian gesture and generosity in giving shelter to Rohingyas.
The Canadian Foreign Minister thanked Dr Momen for extending cooperation and help Canadian citizens return home from Bangladesh through chartered flights.
BDST: 1605 HRS, MAY 14, 2020