In the regular press briefing of the US State Department, Matthew Miller again faced questions about the national elections in Bangladesh. In this context, he gave the same answer as always.
US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said, “You (journalist) are repeatedly dragging me into the internal affairs of Bangladesh.” And I’m doing it too.
At a press briefing in Washington DC on Monday night, Miller reiterated his hope for peaceful, free and fair elections in Bangladesh.
In the briefing, Bangladeshi journalists asked questions about the elections in Bangladesh. They called the Bangladesh government authoritarian and complained that the Bangladesh government is once again moving towards one-sided elections despite the call of the United States to sit in dialogue. Arresting and abducting opposition activists. What initiative is the United States taking against the authority of a party in Bangladesh?
In response, US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said the US does not support any particular group. Peaceful, free and fair elections – what the people of Bangladesh want, the United States wants. The United States will engage with all partners, including the Bangladesh government, opposition parties, and civil society, to work together to achieve that goal in the interest of the people of Bangladesh.
In that briefing, Miller was asked if US Assistant Secretary Donald Lu had written to the three major parties to sit in an unconditional dialogue. Next election on January 7. More than 30 parties have announced to go to the polls. Only BNP has announced to boycott the elections. Will the exclusion of BNP question the participation and legitimacy of the election?
To this question, Mathew Miller said, he is being dragged again and again in the internal affairs of Bangladesh. He said, ‘I have said before, our goal is peaceful, free and fair elections in Bangladesh.’