Weekly The Generation, Year 1, Issue 13
November 28, 2023
The Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said that both Bangladesh and the US believe in democracy and want free and fair elections in Bangladesh on Monday. At the same time Dr. AK Abdul Momen remarked that the USA cannot be undermined.
He said to the reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “The US believes in democracy. They (the US) are with us. We are also with them,” Momen confirmed that the US does not want much and they only want free and fair elections in Bangladesh.
He said: “We also want free and fair elections. Rather, I would tell them to bring those under the US visa policy who are trying to foil the polls.”
Momen said the US is always a realistic country and it believes in the doctrine of reality, and when things are done, the US extends support to that. For example, he said: “The US, violating all the international laws, sided with the Pakistani forces in 1971 who committed genocide here.”
But when Bangladesh observed its Victory Day on December 16, the US kept supporting Bangladesh, Momen said: “Since our independence, the US has never gone against us. What does it mean? As the country is created, so we are with them.” Momen said the Bangladesh Awami League does not like creating barriers to the democratic journey. “We believe in democracy. We don’t want to hinder the democratic process.”