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01:51 PM, February 02, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:54 PM, February 02, 2020

Momen thanks foreign missions for excluding local staffers from polls observer teams

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has thanked the foreign diplomatic missions in Dhaka for not including their local staffers in the election observation teams.

“I am very happy that the foreign missions have shown their responsibility,” he told reporters.

The Election Commission had approved the names of 74 officials -- 46 foreign and 28 local employees of the embassies -- for observing the Dhaka North and South City Corporation polls held yesterday.

The foreign ministry had asked the foreign diplomatic missions on January 30 to not include the local staffers of the embassies in the election observer teams, saying that it was a violation of the electoral code of conduct.

During yesterday’s polls, foreign diplomats finally dropped their local employees from the observer teams.

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