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Nothing to worry about not being invited by US for summit: Momen

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Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday said it is the American politics to keep countries under pressure with different issues like democracy, good governance and terrorism.

“If there’s any weakness (in our democracy), we’ll try to address it. Let’s think how we can do that,” he told reporters, noting that there is nothing to worry about for not being invited by the United States for its Summit for Democracy, UNB reports.

After visiting the under construction export cargo complex of Osmani International Airport in Sylhet, Dr Momen said the US wants to keep countries under pressure while talking about democracy, good governance and terrorism.

“That’s their politics. So, nothing to be worried about whether you’re being invited or not.”

Dr Momen said there is nothing to be worried as the people of Bangladesh will work for further strengthening the democracy, if required.

He said the US itself faced problems in the recent past despite being an old democracy.

Regarding the UP polls violence Dr Momen said efforts are on to ensure that no death occurs during the future elections.

He said after the completion of works at Osmani International Airport, direct flights will be operated from here and people from India’s Northeast will be able to use it as well.

Dr Momen said the government has brought six cargo machines for Dhaka airports but Sylhet’s one is the first one to be installed which is good news.

“Earlier people of Sylhet had to take their cargo goods to Dhaka airport for checking which increased their shipment costs but now they will be able to ship their goods directly from here”, he said.

The Foreign Minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken the decision of buying some cargo aircraft to operate dedicated cargo flights from Bangladesh.

He said above 100 tonnes of cargo goods can be stationed at the almost completed cargo terminal of the Osmani Airport.

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