City Elections: Diplomats look forward to seeing democracy in action
Published 9:00 pm | January 31, 2020
“We look forward to seeing democracy in action in polling centres across the city,” they said in a joint ‘local statement’ on Dhaka city corporations’ elections.
The Heads of Mission are Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit Préfontaine, Swidish Ambassador to Bangladesh Charlotta Schlyter, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller, Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh René Holenstein, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson, Ambassador of Norway to Bangladesh Sidsel Bleken, Danish Ambnassador to Bangladesh Winnie Estrup Petersen, Charge d’ Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Jeroen Steeghs and acting Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Penny Morton.
The diplomats hoped that everybody will respect the rights of citizens to cast their votes in a peaceful and festive atmosphere, and count the votes with fairness and integrity, according to the statement shared by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka on its verified Facebook page.
“We hope the government of Bangladesh, the Election Commission and all political parties will respect the rights of citizens to cast their votes in a peaceful and festive atmosphere, and count the votes with fairness and integrity,” the statement read.
The diplomats said the elections on February 1 are an opportunity for the citizens of Dhaka to exercise their democratic rights.
দৈনিক সময় সংবাদ ২৪ ডট কম সংবাদের কোনো সংবাদ, তথ্য, ছবি,আলোকচত্রি, ভিডিওচিত্র, অডিও কনটেন্ট কপিরাইট আইনে র্পূব অনুমতি ছাড়া ব্যবহার করা সর্ম্পূণ বেআইনি। সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যমে যে কোন কমেন্সের জন্য কর্তৃপক্ষ দায়ী নয়।