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US delegation did not come with political motives: Home Minister

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 13 Jul 2023, 10:51 pm

Dhaka, July 13: The US delegation said that they did not visit Bangladesh for any political purpose. They also mentioned that they are not encouraging any party. The delegation led by Uzra Jaya, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights of the United States, confirmed this during a meeting with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal at the Secretariat on Thursday. At the end of the meeting, the Home Minister told reporters.

The delegation included US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu, among others. When asked if there was any discussion about the caretaker government, the minister said, "There was no discussion about it, there was no discussion. They only said that they did not come here to anchor any party. They do not support any party."

He said, "They want nothing more than a free, fair, violence-free and peaceful election in Bangladesh. They have repeatedly said that they are not here to support any party or person. They also told us that they did not come with any political motive. They did not come here out of frustration. They want the way Bangladesh is developing to continue smoothly. The visa restrictions they have given are for everyone, not for any party."

The Home Minister said, "They have informed us that they have had a fruitful discussion with the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is taking the country forward, the Prime Minister has taken the path of prosperity through his visionary leadership, they have told us that they are satisfied with all this. We have had an open discussion with them. They are happy with the state Bangladesh is in."

The US delegation on Wednesday praised the peaceful coexistence of the two groups and said, "The Rohingya issue was discussed with them. The Rohingya population problem was discussed as soon as possible. The Rohingyas should not be played by human traffickers. They have expressed concern about it. We have said that we have moved from tier-three to tier-two in anti-trafficking. It is their assessment, which they also appreciated. A fruitful discussion was held in a very sincere atmosphere. They are satisfied with everything. They said that the next election should be free, fair and violence-free. , they want to see that. As per the constitution, we have said that during the elections, our law and order forces will be under the Election Commission. They will work as per the instructions given by the Election Commission."