Thursday, 23 March, 2023

Not worried about next election; it'll be held on time: FM

Not worried about next election; it'll be held on time: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said they are not that much worried about the next national election, noting that the election will be held timely and fairly.

"Election will be held at the time of election. We believe in people," he told reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Momen said the government is committed to holding a "free, fair, transparent and inclusive" election.

He said it would be good if all the parties join the next elections, if not, that is okay.

To greet on the first day of the New Year, the top leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs virtually addressed the Heads of Bangladesh Missions abroad and senior officials on Sunday evening highlighting the government's foreign policy priorities and guidelines to be pursued in 2023.

Momen suggested the Bangladesh envoys abroad to find effective ways to learn lessons from those countries and their best practices to build a "Smart Bangladesh."

He said regional peace and stability must be ensured for sustainable development.

Meanwhile, the government has decided to deal with "anti-government propaganda" at home and abroad in a "coordinated way" and fight against misinformation by presenting correct information.

Representatives from the relevant ministries and departments will sit regularly to find effective ways to present correct information about Bangladesh against fabrication and misinformation.

The decision was taken at a meeting held at the state guesthouse Padma on Sunday with the Foreign Minister in the chair.

Law Minister Anisul Huq, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and representatives from law enforcement agencies were present.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will coordinate the work.

"It's not a technical committee, it's a coordination committee," Momen said on Monday.