He said there are security elements in the EU's Indo-Pacific Strategy. EU is communicating with Bangladesh in connection with security issues.

Visentin said by using security software CRIMARIO, one can monitor what is happening in the sea instantly There are multiple uses of this software. The navy and coast guard can use it.

A foreign ministry senior official at an event in the capital on Thursday wanted to know the link of Bangladesh with EU's security and its defence policies.

Citing the issue, EU IPS affairs special envoy said, "There is scope for EU to build cooperation with Bangladesh in this area. The European Union has an agreement with Vietnam too. There is no reason for Bangladesh refraining from signing such an agreement."

The EU envoy also said there are seven elements in IPS of EU. If a country reaches a consensus on these elements, it has scope to work with EU.

Mentioning that Bangladesh is working on all of seven elements, Gabriele Visentin said, "Bangladesh has made huge progress. Both sides have been working on different issues including tackling the threat of climate change, maritime security, good governance and enhancing capacity building."

DCAB president Rezaul Karim Lotus moderated the meeting while general secretary AKM Moinuddin delivered the opening remarks.

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