Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Heather Cruden yesterday urged all political parties to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly in a peaceful and democratic manner.
Cruden came up with the remark at a joint press conference at Alliance Francaise that was arranged to brief the media about Francophonie Festival in the capital.
From March 13 to March 22, the diplomatic missions of the seven French speaking countries represented in Dhaka, namely Canada, Egypt, France, Morocco, Switzerland, Vietnam and for the first time Qatar, a new member of the Francophonie since 2012, along with Alliance française de Dhaka, will organise a series of cultural events.
As part of the programme, a football match between African Francophone professional players and the Under-23 Bangladeshi national team will be held at Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University on Saturday.
The event has been organised in collaboration with Bangladesh Football Federation.