2023-11-27 20:15:36

US with us, we are with US: Momen

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US with us, we are with US: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said both Dhaka and Washington believe in democracy and want free and fair elections in Bangladesh.

“The US believes in democracy. They (US) are with us. We are also with them,” he told reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reports UNB.

Momen said the US does not want much and they only want free and fair elections in Bangladesh.

“We also want free and fair elections. Rather, I would tell them to bring those under the US visa policy who are trying to foil the polls.”

Momen said the US is always a realistic country and it believes in the doctrine of reality, and when things are done, the US extends support to that.

The foreign minister said Bangladesh Awami League does not like creating barriers to democratic journey.

“We believe in democracy. We don't want to hinder democratic process.”

He said they want to show the world that elections can be held in a free and fair manner and free from violence.

Responding to a question, Momen said Bangladesh welcomes constructive suggestions that go in line with people’s welfare.

“Our friendly countries give us recommendations and we welcome those suggestions if they play a supportive role,” he said.

Dr Momen said they cannot ignore the developed countries

"The US is a superpower. We can't ignore them,” he added.  

He said the next election will be seen as participatory if people cast their votes. Usually, 50 percent voters cast their vote in Bangladesh, he added.

Bd-pratidin English/Golam Rosul

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