EU parliamentary team meets BNP

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

European Parliamentary (EP) delegation discusses latest political developments in Bangladesh with senior leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Wenesday. Photo: BNPVisiting European Parliamentary (EP) delegation on Wednesday met senior leaders of the country’s main opposition political party - Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) - and discussed country’s latest political developments.

Led by the chair of the South Asia Delegation of the EU parliamentary standing committee for foreign affairs Jean Lambert, the EU parliamentary delegation met the BNP leaders at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office this evening.

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After the meeting, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told waiting reporters that they discussed country’s latest political developments and the verdict that sentenced BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years in jail.

“They told us that they want inclusive elections in Bangladesh,” said Fakhrul.

He said the EU parliamentary delegation has come to Bangladesh essentially to assess the situation ahead of the next general elections.

The BNP secretary general also said the EU is assessing the situation to decide whether they will send their election observers in the next polls.

“They didn’t send observers in the 2014 general elections. That’s why, they hope that Bangladesh will get inclusive polls in future,” added Fakhrul.

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