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Govt not worried about US monitoring of elections: Foreign Minister

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Foreign Minister Dr. about the statement of the United States on the election of Bangladesh. AK Abdul Momen said, “The government is no longer worried about the election as many other countries call it ‘free, fair, transparent, credible and non-violent’.”

The foreign minister said this at the meet and greet program organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in honor of foreign diplomats posted in Dhaka at Rashtriya Guest House Suganga in the capital on Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Momen said, ‘The next government needs more international cooperation to achieve the goal of making the country free from poverty and hunger by 2041. Cooperation, assistance and partnership (with foreign countries) are essential in this present world. We are looking for more support this year and beyond.’

At that time, US Ambassador Peter Haas, Chinese Ambassador Yao Wen, Russian Ambassador Alexander Mantitsky, United Nations Resident Coordinator Gwen Lewis and high commissioners and ambassadors of various countries were present. Foreign Secretary Masud bin Momen and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present at the event, according to a report by Bass.

The briefing note read, “The 12th National Assembly election also marks the continuation of the politics of a democratic Bangladesh – a strong commitment to contributing to regional and global peace and security and countering radicalization and extremism with the aim of eradicating terrorism and international development. With the inauguration of the new government, Bangladesh is ready to further enhance cooperation with its neighbors to ensure the continued economic prosperity of South Asia through the development of greater regional security, integration and connectivity.’

It said, ‘Sunday’s election was important to maintain a smooth democratic transition process in the country as per the constitution.’

The note added, “This will further contribute to our efforts towards achieving global frontiers of democratic practice. Along with our economic progress, Bangladesh will also succeed in building a democratic society – something our future generations will be proud of.’

It is said that these results of the national level elections will usher in a new opportunity to further accelerate the impressive socio-economic performance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government, which has survived for the past three terms. Political stability under democratic rule has contributed a lot to these achievements.

Speaking to reporters later, the foreign minister said, ‘They are very happy that the people have given their verdict through the 12th national election. We are very happy that we have had a free, fair, acceptable and non-violent election, the people have given their verdict, that is enough, we don’t need anything else.’


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