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Dispatch of Election Observer Mission to Bangladesh for General Election

January 4, 2024
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to dispatch an election observer mission to Bangladesh from January 5 to 9, 2024 to support the fair implementation of the general election scheduled for January 7, 2024. The mission will be headed by Mr. WATANABE Masato, former Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh, and will consist of officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh as well as an outside expert.
  2. In addition to observing the casting and counting of votes, the mission willexchange views and information with the Bangladesh Election Commission and election observer missions from other countries.
  3. The dispatch of the election observer mission is part of Japan's cooperation for the consolidation of democracy in Bangladesh in response to the Bangladesh Election Commission’s announcement that it would welcome international election observers.

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