Matthew Miller, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country, said that he will not comment on the dialogue between the current President of the United States Joe Biden and the former President Donald Trump.
He said this in response to a question during Matthew Miller’s regular press briefing on Tuesday local time.
In the briefing, a journalist asked, the US ambassador to Dhaka, Peter Haas, called for a dialogue between the ruling Awami League and the opposition parties in Bangladesh. In response to his call, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that if US President Joe Biden sits in a dialogue with former US President Donald Trump, he will also hold a dialogue with the opposition.
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In response to such questions, the spokesperson of the US State Department said, I will not comment on the first part of your question (Biden-Trump dialogue). I am not making any comments other than what I said earlier about free and fair elections. We believe that dialogue (government-opposition parties) is important to achieve the goal of free and fair elections.
He added, “We are closely monitoring the electoral environment in Bangladesh ahead of the January elections and we are taking incidents of violence very seriously.” We join with the government, opposition parties, civil society and other stakeholders in calling for them to work together to ensure peaceful, free and fair elections for the benefit of the people of Bangladesh. And we will continue our work.