Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said that some countries are dissatisfied with Bangladesh. Attempts are being made to find the cause of this dissatisfaction.
He made the remarks in response to a question from reporters at his office on Monday evening. He answered reporters’ questions about the challenges facing Bangladesh’s foreign policy in the new year.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen
“We want good relations with all countries,” said Secretary of State Ake Abdul Momen, awaiting a response to a letter from US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken regarding the ban on RAB. We are working in accordance with the principles of our foreign relations “friendship with all, not enmity with anyone”. We want to maintain that neutral policy. We want to be more involved with everyone. ”
In response to a question, Abdul Momen said, “We will try to rectify the reasons why some countries are dissatisfied. If they are angry about any false information, we will explain it to them with true information. Hopefully, they will understand us. Because, all those countries have experience in leadership. They are also responsible. Apart from that, we will try to correct our weaknesses by identifying them. ‘
said Secretary of State Ake Abdul Momen
Regarding the letter to the US Secretary of State, the Secretary of State said, “Let’s see what the answer is. We are waiting for their response. We hope that their response will be positive, we are hopeful. ‘
AK Abdul Momen sent a letter to Blinken wishing him a Happy New Year. In the letter, Abdul Momen requested Blinken to reconsider the sanctions against the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and seven former and current officers of the organization.
Regarding the letter to the US Secretary
The United States imposed sanctions on seven former and current RAB officials on December 10 last year for serious human rights abuses. The ban was imposed separately on International Human Rights Day by the US Treasury Department and the State Department.
Former RAB director general Benazir Ahmed is among the officials who came under the ban. He is now the Inspector General of Police (IGP). Benazir Bhutto has been barred from entering the United States by the US State Department. He has also been banned by the US Treasury Department.
The United States imposed sanctions
Apart from this, the current Director General (DG) of RAB Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun, Additional Director General (Operations) Khan Mohammad Azad, former Additional Director General (Operations) Tofail Mustafa Sarwar, former Additional Director General (Operations) Md. Jahangir Alam and former Additional Director General (Operations) said. The US Treasury Department has also banned Anwar Latif Khan.
the current Director General
Communications between the two countries began at various levels after the announcement of the US sanctions. Although Bangladesh is upset by this decision, it is insisting on advancing multidimensional relations. On the evening of December 15, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called Foreign Minister Abdul Momen.