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US pre-election assessment team arrives in October

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 20:51, 21 September 2023   Update: 20:54, 21 September 2023
US pre-election assessment team arrives in October

The United States-funded International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) will send a joint pre-election assessment team in Bangladesh in the next month.

The delegation will visit Bangladesh from October 7 to 13 and will include six delegates plus support staff.

US Embassy Spokesperson Bryan Schiller told journalists at American centre in the city on Thursday.

He said the mission will be conducted in accordance with the NDI's Declaration of Principles for International Observers. 

Bryan said that the mission would meet the Bangladesh Election Commission, government agencies, political parties, citizen observers, civil society organizations including women's and youth groups, Bangladesh and international media organizations, and foreign diplomatic missions.

At the conclusion of its visit, the delegation will issue a public statement highlighting the positive trends as well as areas of concern and offering practical recommendations.