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4-member EU election expert arrives in Dhaka

Diplomatic Correspondent || risingbd.com

Published: 11:56, 29 November 2023   Update: 12:50, 29 November 2023
4-member EU election expert arrives in Dhaka

A four-member European Union election monitoring mission has arrived in Dhaka on a two-month-long visit.

The team landed at Dhaka airport in a special flight this morning (November 29).

The delegation would discuss with high government officials on the upcoming elections. They will start their official mission on Sunday.

The delegates are - David Noel Ward (Election Expert), Alexandre Mattus (Electoral Analyst),  Swibes Charlotte (Electoral Analyst), and Rebecca Cox (Legal Expert).

Earlier, EU communicated to Bangladesh that they were not sending a full-fledged election observation mission. On September 20, in a letter, the alliance of 27 countries of Europe, announced the decision to the Election Commission.

On the other hand, the EU will hold a joint meeting with the Election Commission (EC) this afternoon on the issue of sending observers in the upcoming national elections. A representative of 10 members of the organization is expected to attend the meeting.