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BNP holds meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary 

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 20:38, 24 February 2024  
BNP holds meeting with US Deputy Assistant Secretary 

A BNP delegation held a meeting with visiting US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Afreen Akhter, on Saturday.

The meeting was held at a hotel in the capital’s Gulshan area. US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas was also present at the meeting.

The BNP delegation included Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Standing Committee Member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and Organising Secretary Shama Obaid.

Talking to newsmen about the meeting, Amir Khosru said, “We went there and held a meeting.  We talked about various issues. I can say... I don't have anything more to say."

After the meeting, a post on the Facebook page of the US Embassy in Dhaka said, “We welcomed a fruitful discussion with BNP’s Secretary General about the current political landscape in Bangladesh and the thousands of opposition members in prison. Looking forward to continued engagement.”

It also said engaging in constructive dialogue is key to understanding different perspectives and finding common ground. The embassy also shared a photo of the meeting.

This was the first meeting of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul and Amir Khusro with foreigners after being released from prison. 
 

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