Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the General Election in Bangladesh

December 30, 2008

  1. Japan welcomes the fact that the General election held in Bangladesh on December 29th was carried out in a generally free, fair and peaceful manner, as announced by the Japanese Election Observation mission consisted of Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians' League and others.
  2. Ballot counting is still underway. Japan believes that it is important for the election process to be carried out in accordance with relevant rules until final results have been confirmed. Japan also strongly hopes that the democracy in Bangladesh will further progress, following the result of the current general election.