Wendy Sherman meets with Khaleda Zia at her residence
01 May 2015, Nirapad News: US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman accompanied by US envoy in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, went to the office of BNP chief at 4:30 pm on Friday, told Khaleda Zia’s press wing official Syrul Kabir Khan Sohel.
Visiting US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman has called upon all political parties in Bangladesh to engage in dialogue so that the next election can be held in a free, fair and inclusive manner.
They sat on the meeting at Khaleda’s residence ‘Firoza’. US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephen Bloom Bernicat accompanied Sherman there, however US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal, who is also visiting Bangladesh with Sherman, did not take part in the meeting.
The two leaders discussed wide range of issues including current political situation in Bangladesh during the nearly hour-long meeting, BNP standing committee member Abdul Moeen Khan said while briefing journalists on the meeting.
“The visiting US delegation has already expressed their opinion on the recently held Dhaka North, Dhaka South, and Chittagong City Corporation elections. We all know that they have called upon to investigate the irregularities during the elections,” Khan said after the meeting.
However, he did not make any comment regarding the matter on behalf of the party.
Other than Dr Abdul Moin Khan BNP standing committee member , chairperson’s advisers Reaz Rahman and Sabih Uddin Ahmed were present.