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Diplomatic - October 30, 2023

Work together for participatory polls

Diplomatic Missions

Staff Correspondent: Diplomatic missions in Dhaka yesterday called on all stakeholders to exercise “restraint, eschew violence and work together” to create the conditions for free, fair, participatory, and peaceful elections.
The Missions in a joint statement also expressed their deep concern over the violence during political gatherings in Dhaka.
“The governments of Australia, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States are deeply concerned by the violence during political gatherings in Dhaka on 28 October,” said the joint statement signed by the embassies and high commissions of the countries mentioned.
The countries extended their condolences for the loss of life and to those injured.
The statement came hours before the scheduled briefing of the government for the diplomats.
The government will brief diplomats stationed in Dhaka, representatives of UN agencies and international organizations on the current situation in Bangladesh this afternoon.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will brief the diplomats at state guesthouse Jamuna at 4 pm.
Senior Cabinet members and officials of the government will attend the briefing.

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