Resume dialogue for inclusive political process: Ban Ki-moonNew Age Online
UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has called on the political parties to resume meaningful dialogue and urgently address the expectations of the people of Bangladesh for an inclusive political process, UNB reported.
‘The UN will continue to support the country’s democratic processes in accordance with the principles of inclusiveness, non-violence, reconciliation and dialogue,’ spokesperson for the secretary-general said in a statement on Tuesday.
The secretary-general is saddened by the loss of lives and incidents of violence that marred Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, which were characterised by polarisation and low participation.
He regretted that the parties did not reach the kind of agreements which could have produced a peaceful, all-inclusive election outcome.
The UN chief called on all sides to exercise restraint and ensure first and foremost a peaceful and conducive environment, where people can maintain their right to assembly and expression. ‘Violence and attacks on people and property can never be acceptable.’
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