May 27, 2024

MM Rahmatullah: Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday cautioned foreign envoys in Dhaka against main opposition BNP “tactics of fear and forgery” to mislead diplomats for gaining their sympathy against the backdrop of past two days street violence.
“You have already learned . . . about the killings of innocent citizen and law enforcement agent, arsoning, vandalism and violence by the BNP activists,” he told the envoys at diplomatic briefing on current political situation at Jamuna state guest house here.
The foreign minister added: “BNP often played victim to misguide diplomatic missions and our foreign friends in order for gaining sympathy.”
Momen said the opposition resorted to the violent acts with a motive of “terrorizing the nation and misguiding our people” to impede democratic processes and promote “unconstitutional forces”. “(But) we reaffirm our government’s strong and unwavering stance to stick to the democratic process as mandated by the Constitution and hold free, fair and credible elections in time,” the minister added. Momen said the opposition was trying also to “misguide” ordinary people as “we saw a so-called ‘adviser’ to US President Joe Biden speaking to the press at the BNP party office flanked by senior BNP leaders” while later the man was found to be an “imposter”. He said BNP’s tactics of “fear and forgery did not work out before and they will not work now”.
According to foreign ministry officials nearly 50 diplomats including the ambassadors of the United States, China and high commissioner of UK attended the briefing which they said was called in a short notice.

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