Next Elections: EU may send 150-member observer team
12:00 AM, August 23, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:19 AM, August 23, 2017

Next Elections: EU may send 150-member observer team

Pierre Mayaudon, outgoing EU ambassador and the head of delegation, has reiterated the European Union's interest in sending a 150-member election observer team for the next general polls in Bangladesh.

Mayaudon showed the interest as he paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at his ministry yesterday.

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They also discussed migration and cooperation through “Horizon 2020” in the field of science and innovation.

The EU Ambassador informed Mahmood Ali the readiness of the EU to extend support to the Bangladesh government in the post flood rehabilitation process.

In reply, the foreign minister said the government was dealing with the relief works efficiently and would take up the rehabilitation process in the affected areas immediately after the floodwater disappeared.

During the call on, Mayaudon thanked the minister for continuous support and cooperation during his tenure in Dhaka.

He also praised the Bangladesh government for the infrastructural development that took place in Bangladesh in the last couple of years, making the life of millions comfortable and rescuing them from abject poverty.

The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing EU ambassador's contribution in lifting Bangladesh-EU relations to a newer height and wished him good health and success in his new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

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