11th parliamentary polls: US to send 32 observers

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17 December, 2018 17:09 PM

11th parliamentary polls: US to send 32 observers

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The US authorities will send 32 observers to Bangladesh for monitoring the 11th parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on December 30.

Newly-appointed US Ambassador in Dhaka Robert Earl Miller disclosed this while holding a courtesy meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He said: "Eleven teams of the US embassy will observe the polls. "

“We hope free, fair, credible and peaceful national elections will be held in Bangladesh on December 30,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted the envoy as saying during the call on at PM’s Ganabhaban residence this morning.

Sheikh Hasina also shared the current political situation of the country during the meeting.  

In response to opposition parties’ allegations that their election campaign is being attacked, she said two of her party-men also died in violence during the current election campaign.

“I have asked my party-men to keep patience in this regard,” she added.

“The USA will continue its support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue,” assured the US envoy.