Some leaders of the ruling Awami League, BNP, and Jatiya Party (JaPa) held a meeting with US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas on Thursday (25 May) over the latest visa policy of the United States.
The meeting started around 12:00 pm in the ambassador's Gulshan residence and ended at 2:00 pm, according to information.
Selim Mahmud, Awami League research secretary, and Mohammad A Arafat, AL central committee member, attended the meeting on behalf of the ruling party.
Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, BNP Standing Committee Member, and Shama Obaid, BNP's organising secretary, attended the meeting on behalf of BNP
The Jatiya Party was represented by Mujibul Haque Chunnu and Presidium Member Major (Retd.) Rana Mohammad Sohail.
At the end of the meeting, Jatiya Party Secretary General Advocate Mujibul Haque Chunnu told the media, "The US government has asked for the opinion of political parties on the visa policy announced for Bangladesh. Each party has given their opinion. The Awami League and BNP leaders spoke about the election, law and order forces."
He said, "We understand the purpose of the US visa policy regarding Bangladesh; they want the election to be fair and competitive. Our party also agrees on the matter."
BDST: 1631 HRS, MAY 25, 2023