General Elections in Bangladesh
(Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)
January 4, 2019
1. On December 31st, 2018 the Bangladesh Election Commission announced the result of the 11th general elections which were held on December 30th.
2. Japan welcomes that the elections were conducted with the participation of all major opposition parties as the result of the efforts made by all concerned people. On the other hand, Japan finds it regrettable that various matters of concerns arose in the election process such as the occurrence of many casualties.
3. Japan, as a traditional friend of Bangladesh since its independence, hopes that Bangladesh will continue on its path of democratic development. Japan intends to continuously support Bangladesh’s efforts for its development and prosperity, and further develop the bilateral relationship.