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Govt unsatisfied with activities of foreign diplomats

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 09 Nov 2023, 04:51 pm

Dhaka, Nov 9: The government is not satisfied with the activities of foreign diplomats ahead of Bangladesh elections. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam has indicated to take necessary measures if the activity of diplomats increases. The state minister expressed his anger on this issue while talking to journalists at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after returning home from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Shahriar Alam said, "We don't like it (activity of diplomats). But still we gave them a cultural space. This culture has been in Bangladesh for a long time. But we want them to move away from this culture in the coming days. Bangladesh will take the decision."

He said that the schedule will be announced at any time. In a week or two. A little patience is needed at this time. Ambassadors are our guests. If they (foreign embassies) do not follow the Vienna Convention, our state is also responsible. I know it is difficult for political parties, no matter how much an ambassador transgresses. But everyone's behavior, gestures and even writing needs to be tolerable.

When the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked whether the ambassadors would be summoned immediately before announcing the schedule, the state minister said, "We have called some ambassadors alone in the past and reminded them about the scope of work. I think they will be careful before the election. Because what they said six months ago, if they repeat it today, the effect will be more. Because now everyone is in election mode. Those who are agitating, (BNP) their language is also at the final stage."

Shahriar Alam believes that there will be no need to summon them for the ambassador's activities.

"I don't think it will be necessary," he said. "It would be sad if necessary. Then we will have another option and we know what to do then."

The state minister also said that the government does not feel pressured by the activities of foreign diplomats. He also expressed hope that BNP will participate in the elections.

Shahriar Alam has given a message of caution regarding the comments of political leaders and activists about foreign envoys. He said, I would request the workers of all political parties to help us in our work. They should not make any such comments.