We want fair, credible election: Momen tells Donald Lu

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday conveyed to the United States that they, as a government, want a “free, fair, transparent and credible” election and there should be no doubt about that.

“No country is perfect, not even the USA. We are trying hard to improve,” he told reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, adding that Bangladesh Awami League came to power always through democratic process.

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Earlier, visiting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu had meetings with Foreign Minister Momen, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen at the MoFA to discuss strengthening Bangladesh-US relations and the importance of human rights for all.

Momen said they will accept if they get any good suggestions and Bangladesh has shown that sign already.

Definitely, he said, they will take care of those issues if they find any weaknesses anywhere. “We want people’s welfare.”

“They are our good friends. Among the friends we can talk about issues very openly without any reservations. That’s what we did,” Momen said.

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The Foreign Minister said there are transparent ballot boxes and a stronger and independent Election Commission.

“We believe in people. We want peace across the world. We had very good discussions on many issues.

Soure: United News of Bangladesh