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Afghan Tension

Dhaka calls for maximum restraint

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 30 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh has reiterated its call for all concerned to exercise maximum restraint during this challenging time, expecting return of normalcy and restoration of peace in Afghanistan soon.    

“Bangladesh is closely observing the situation in Afghanistan,” the Foreign Ministry said in a fresh statement on Sunday. It said the Government of Bangladesh is in regular touch with Bangladesh nationals who are stranded in Afghanistan and has taken every measure to evacuate them safely and orderly. 

Bangladesh expresses deepest condolences to the bereaved families who lost their near and dear ones in the bomb attack near Kabul Airport on August 26 and prays for early recovery of the injured, reads the statement.

“Bangladesh urges all concerned to ensure safety and security of the Afghan people as well as foreign nationals in Afghanistan.”

So far, it said the government has facilitated the process of return of around 20 (twenty) of them.

While expressing appreciation to all concerned for facilitating the safe departure of all foreigners including Bangladesh nationals, the Foreign Ministry said Bangladesh would like to see continuation of the return process of the remaining foreign nationals. It is expected that the development workers can return to Afghanistan once conducive environment is restored.