"I have asked Bangladesh Bank governor today and I also asked the new finance minister about the matter," the foreign minister added.

"We have earlier sought information from them. They didn't respond," Momen quoted the Bangladesh Bank governor telling him to make the matter public and they should not be spared by telling lies in such a way.

When asked whether the foreign ministry will contact with the Swiss embassy, the foreign minister said, "Let the governor make the matter public first. We know that issues. Or let the finance ministry make a statement. Then we will say."

But the Bangladesh government is yet to seek any specific information from the Swiss banks or relevant authorities.

While speaking at a discussion – DCAB Talk – organized by the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) at the National Press Club on Wednesday, the Swiss ambassador in Dhaka, Nathalie Chuard, said there are allegations that most of the money deposited by Bangladeshi nationals in various banks in Switzerland is amassed illegally.

But the Bangladesh government is yet to seek any specific information from the Swiss banks or relevant authorities.

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