Looking forward to continuing to coordinate with Bangladesh on robust action for free and fair democratic elections: Uzra Zeya
Dhaka, July 15: Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights at the US Department of State, said Bangladesh is looking forward to continuing to coordinate with its partners in taking strong steps towards free and fair elections. She said this in a tweet on Friday night.
In a tweet, Under Secretary Uzra Zeya wrote, "See you, Dhaka! Thanks to government officials, civil society, Ambassador Haas and our dedicated embassy team in Dhaka for a fruitful and inspiring visit."
She also mentioned in the tweet that they look forward to continuing to coordinate with partners on robust action for free and fair democratic elections, labor rights and support for the Rohingyas.
During the visit, the US delegation conveyed the expectation of the Biden administration regarding the widespread participation of Bangladeshis in the election and governance system. The delegation led by US Undersecretary Uzra Zeya also expressed the expectation of political dialogue in this regard. They said, we are in favour of dialogue. But we are not involved in dialogue. Head of the delegation, Uzra Zeya, spoke to reporters after lunch at the Rashtriya Guest House Padma on Thursday afternoon. She answered questions from reporters.
Foreign Secretary Momen told reporters that he was requested to withdraw RAB's ban in the meeting. The secretary said that there was a fruitful discussion. The delegation includes US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu, US aid agency USAID Deputy Administrator Anjali Kaur and officials from various sectors.
After the meeting, when journalists drew attention to the election issue, Uzra Zeya said, "I have come here to acknowledge the partnership with Bangladesh. The US wants to deepen this relationship. We have had fruitful discussions in the hope of establishing a free and independent India and the Pacific."