Update February 12, 2015

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“We are very much concerned over ongoing violence in Bangladesh” says UN


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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric in a press briefing

12 February 2015, Nirapad News: The United Nations expressed that they are very much concerned over the ongoing violence in Bangladesh. “We are very much concerned about the violence and the loss of life that’s occurred in Bangladesh since the beginning of this year”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Wednesday.

Replying a query at a media briefing, Dujarric said: “The Secretary‑General is personally committed to the stability and positive development of Bangladesh”.

The question on Bangladesh at the regular briefing was raised by BNP foreign affairs committee member Mushfiqul Fazal, who introduced himself as a journalist.

The BNP leader asked that whether the UN should do more other than expressing concerns to hold a free, fair and credible election in Bangladesh to restore democracy.

“Assistant Secretary‑General in charge of Political Affairs Oscar Fernández-Taranco has been tasked by the Secretary‑General to liaise with the (Bangladesh ) government and he’s doing just that,” replied Dujarric.

Raising the issue of Fernández-Taranco’s meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Biswal on Wednesday afternoon (US time), another journalist asked whether this was about Bangladesh.

“I think it’s not fair to assume anything. I’ll now see if I can actually get you some facts, as opposed to assumptions,” said the UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson.

In an interview with the press on Tuesday, BNP Standing Committee member Abdul Moin Khan said that they would welcome any UN initiative to resolve the crisis.

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