US doesn’t support any political party; important to promote democracy now: Peter Haas
Promoting democracy is particularly important right now as Bangladesh is going for a parliamentary election, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter D Haas said today (September 28, 2022).
"I want to make one thing very clear here, the US does not support any particular political party. I repeat it US does not support any particular political party," Haas added.
"But we do want free and fair election conducted according to international standards so that people of Bangladesh can freely choose their own government," Haas said at a regular luncheon meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) held at The Westin Dhaka.
The US envoy noted that free and fair elections do not take place in political violence.
It is important for everyone - demonstrators, political parties, law enforcement agencies, government to respect the rule of law to refrain from violence, harassment and intimidation, he said.
Members from the civil society, diplomats, businessmen and AmCham members attended the meeting.