Moscow to cooperate with new government, regrets BNP's polls boycottNew Age Online
Russia has expressed its readiness to continue constructive partnership with new Bangladesh government set to be sworn in Sunday, reports BSS.
Moscow also regretted that the main opposition BNP boycotted the polls, the state-run ITAR-TASS news agency reported today (Saturday).
"Russia confirms that it is ready to continue constructive partnership with a government, which will be formed soon," the news agency said quoting a foreign ministry statement of the country.
It said the foreign ministry statement issued on Thursday regretted that key opposition parties in Bangladesh boycotted the parliamentary elections.
"We hope that the authorities and the opposition will not go beyond the constitution in order to ensure stability and strengthen democratic institutions in the country," the statement read.
The report described Bangladesh's January 5 polls as "the bloodiest ones" noting that the protesters threw incendiary bottles to polling stations, torched them and took away ballots while at east 17 people "fall victims of the protest actions"
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