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Bangladesh ineligible for DV 2016

Bangladesh ineligible for DV 2016

Bangladesh is among 19 countries which are ineligible for the Diversity Visa programme of the United States for 2016, the US Department of State announced yesterday. The 2016 Diversity Visa Program will open at noon ET on October 1. More info: http://t.co/ZvdvrbYwa2 or http://t.co/5lzj4PphDS. — Department of State (@StateDept) September 29, 2014 The natives of the...

US still wants political dialogue

The United States has said it has not changed its position on Bangladesh, and it still encourages dialogue between major political parties. “Absolutely, our position hasn't changed,” said Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson of the US Department of State, at a regular press briefing in Washington DC on Monday when she was asked whether the US was still sticking to its stance on dialogue. The US has consistently said dialogue is the path forward in Bangladesh, she added. Responding to another question on fresh...

US to continue talks with govt on press freedom

US to continue talks with govt on press freedom

The United States will continue discussion with the government of Bangladesh about extrajudicial killings, political violence and freedom of the press, a US state department official has said. Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said this while replying to a question during daily press briefing yesterday. "..we support freedom of expression, freedom of the media everywhere, including...

US for fresh credible polls

US for fresh credible polls

The US believes Bangladesh still has an opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to democracy by organising fresh elections that are credible in the eyes of its people. "We did note that we were disappointed by the recent parliamentary elections, especially because so many of the seats were uncontested or only had token opposition," Marie Harf, deputy spokesperson of the US Department of State, said while replying to queries on the current situation in Bangladesh at a press briefing in Washington DC on January 6.

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