The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the US is interested in working with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to help the anti-graft body fight corruption in Bangladesh.
A visiting representative from the FBI said this on Thursday during a meeting with ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood at his office.
FBI representative David J Eaton said they are willing to provide basic training to ACC officials to help them fight corruption more effectively.
During the meeting, they also discussed other issues of mutual cooperation and different process and methods for fighting corruption, said a press release.
The ACC chief said the national anti-graft agency is set to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the anti-graft bodies of different countries, including India, Bhutan and Indonesia.
Iqbal Mahmood stressed the need for building the capacity of the ACC’s investigation officers through training, saying that “The ACC is keen to sign a MoU with FBI considering the present global aspects”.
The ACC chairman sought cooperation from the FBI to prevent money-laundering and terrorist financing, citing that drug trade, human trafficking, money-laundering and terrorist financing are interrelated.