He said they are observing the situation in Bangladesh very closely
The United Nations has expressed its hope that a favourable climate will be created in Bangladesh for a free and fair election.
“…like in any country, this is our principal position that a climate could be created where free and fair elections could take place,” UN Secretary General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in a regular briefing at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.
He said they are observing the situation in Bangladesh very closely. “We’ve expressed our concern.”
On Wednesday, a European Parliamentary delegation hoped that the political environment in Bangladesh will become “less confrontational and hostile” in the coming months with an inclusive election in place.
The delegation urged the Bangladesh authorities to facilitate necessary conditions for an inclusive, free and fair general election.
“We hope all the parties will actually be willing to stand for election to make sure that people of Bangladesh have a real choice at the ballot-box,” Jean Lambert, chair of the European Parliament Delegation to South Asia, told a press conference at the EU office in Dhaka before wrapping up their Bangladesh visit.
Lambert said this is something of real importance for the people of Bangladesh, who deserve that choice.