The US expressing concerns over the election or crackdowns on political activists does not mean it does not have the responsibility to work with the Bangladesh government
The United States yesterday ruled out any perception that they will not recognise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's fourth straight term in office
Bangladesh has to maintain a balanced relationship with all five major centres from a trade point of view.
The US position with respect to a fair election is somewhat a reflection of the aspirations of the Bangladeshi people.
The government has made a commitment that it would hold a free and fair election as the Election Commission was given absolute authority in this regard, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said in New York yesterday
The ruling Awami League camp is upbeat about its relations with the United States following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent India trip to attend the G20 summit.
The ruling party would be well-advised to change its ways and try to make the people its main source of strength through good governance, by returning power to the people and making amends for its past mistakes.
The truth is, we have made a shambles of our elections and have weakened most of the accountability structures.
A primary analysis of the outlook confirms the various speculations that Bangladesh would not be tilting West and would remain adamant about its foreign policy ideal of non-alignment.