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Solution lies in political will, readiness to compromise: Taranco

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Visiting UN assistant secretary general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco said on Monday a solution to the current deadlock is possible only if the parties have political and are ready for a compromise.
‘I have been talking to different interlocutors in Bangladesh. I do believe that there is a possibility of finding a peaceful solution to this current deadlock if we have political will, if the political leadership shows an attitude to compromise and most importantly if we are able to engage in peaceful dialogue,’ Taranco told reporters after a 10-minute meeting with the chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, at the Election Commission secretariat.
He said he is aware of the ‘very important role’ the media in Bangladesh played.
‘I know that you would like to hear more right now. I still have many other meetings to go through. I want to reassure (you) that we will have the opportunity to brief the media before I leave,’ he added.
Earlier on Sunday, Taranco, who is in Dhaka on a five-day tour to broker a consensus among the rival political parties, met with the leaders of different political parties and the CEC.




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