Diplomats see Khaleda reiterate end of violence for stability

Diplomats see Khaleda reiterate end of violence for stability

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A group of Dhaka-based foreign diplomats of nine missions including USA and the EU on Tuesday night reiterated their call for an end to continuing violence, recalling their previous statements on recent events in Bangladesh, and those by the UN.
The diplomats, including ambassadors, high commissioners and charge d’ Affaires, made the call after meeting BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan party office. The meeting with the BNP chairperson followed a similar meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Sunday, a media release issued from the Australian High Commission said.The diplomats encouraged confidence-building measures, including the deescalation of Bangladesh’s political conflict, in the interest of fostering safety, stability, growth, human rights and democracy in Bangladesh.
“As friends and partners of Bangladesh, we welcomed the opportunity to meet the BNP Chairperson. We’ll continue to express our common hopes to all sides,” the release added.
They discussed the current events in Bangladesh with the BNP chief, according to the media release.
The diplomats from the US, Australia, Sweden, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, Turkey, Germany and the EU attended the meeting.
The meeting lasted little over two hours. Nazrul Islam Khan, member of Bnp standing committee and Selima Rahman, vice chairman of the party were with Khaleda Zia during the meeting. The diplimats were to Khaleda Zia’s office in a white microbus which did not carry any flag. – News Desk

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