Update March 1, 2015

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Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia both replied to UN letter

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Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia

1 March 2015, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia replied to the UN secretary general’s letters calling for dialogues. A competent source said that the PM, in her reply, ruled out the possibility of holding dialogue with BNP who are carrying out terror activities in the country.

On the other hand, Khaleda Zia, in the letter, cleared her party’s stance on meaningful dialogue and declined the responsibility of ongoing violence across the country.

However, on January 30, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, with a call to hold constructive dialogue to resolve the prevailing political stalemate.

Moreover, Bangladesh Permanent Mission at UN refuted the report of the arrival of BNP chief’s letter at UN secretary general’s office via Bangladesh Permanent Mission.

Dr AK Abdul Momen, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, told that the Mission did not get any letter from Khaleda Zia and they have no information regarding the direct arrival of the letter to the UN.

In his letter, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon requested the PM and BNP chief to cooperate with UN assistant secretary general Oscar Taranco who had been tasked to be in contact with them.

Meanwhile, the mission also questioned about the accuracy of the report published in the media on Taranco’s preparation for Dhaka tour.

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