FBI plans to appoint representative in Dhaka

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States has planned to appoint a permanent representative in Dhaka, who would assist Bangladeshi authorities in joint investigative endeavours.
The plan for appointing a permanent representative was discussed with Bangladesh government officials, including Home Minister MK Alamgir and Inspector General of Police Hassan Mahmood Khandaker, during the visit of Michael S Welch, FBI Assistant Director for International Operations.
A press release of the US embassy in Dhaka on Wednesday said Welch was in Dhaka this week to meet with government and law enforcement officials and discuss ongoing collaborative efforts to counter transnational crime and terrorism.
During his visit, it said Welch met the home minister and the police chief, among other officials.
“The FBI and its counterpart Bangladesh law enforcement agencies maintain strong ties in the fight against global criminal networks and have a strong record of engagement in joint training and capacity-building efforts,” the press release said.
The FBI currently maintains a Legal Attaché representative in more than 75 cities around the world, working at the invitation of the partner country to promote rule of law efforts.
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