Dhaka, 03 March 2022: A two-day long Defence Dialogue between Bangladesh and United Kingdom was held at Armed Forces Division at Dhaka Cantonment from 02 March to 03 March 2022. This Defence Dialogue will create opportunities for broader discussions on bilateral defence and military issues.
A 24-member Bangladesh delegation led by Brigadier General Husain Muhammad Masihur Rahman, SGP, SPP, ndc, afwc, psc, Director General Operations and Plan, AFD, attended the dialogue while Bangladesh Defence Attaché in UK attended as a guest. On the other hand, a five-member delegation led by Ms Trish Wilson, Head of International Security, UK participated in the dialogue. UK High commissioner in Dhaka H. E. Robert Chatterson Dickson was also present.
Defence and security cooperation between Bangladesh and the UK has been warm and intense. The UK’s continual support to provide assistance in defence development and training the Bangladesh Armed Forces is well marked. A good number of Bangladesh Armed Forces personnel are trained in UK every year at different institutions. The two armed forces have also been working closely in UN Peace-keeping missions and in the global war on terror. Exchange of high-profile military visits has also been a hallmark of defence cooperation between the two countries.
This is going to be the 1st Defence Dialogue between two countries, a landmark event. It will promote our defence and military cooperation in the fields of global and regional security issues, capacity and capability building in terms of technology, defence equipment, disaster response, peacekeeping operations, etc and Defence Cooperation in terms of training, visits, joint exercise and deployments, workshop, etc.