Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | ePaper
BNP briefs diplomats on latest pol situation
The BNP on Tuesday briefed the foreign diplomats stationed in Bangladesh on the country's latest political situation.
The briefing began at the party chairperson's office in Gulshan at around 4:15 pm and ended by 5:20pm.
The party's senior leaders led by Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir were briefing the diplomats.
Sources said that the meeting also discussed Khaleda Zia's conviction and the condition of her prison cell.
Khaleda Zia is now in jail as a special court on February 8 sentenced her to five years imprisonment in a graft case.
BNP Standing Committee Members Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Chairperson's Advisor Reaz Rahman, Sabihuddin Ahmed, Special Secretary Dr. Asaduzzaman Ripon and Executive Committee member Tabith Awal were also present in the meeting.
Diplomats from the United States, UK, China, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Germany, Kuwait, Qatar, Japan, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden were present in the meeting.
When contacted, several senior leaders of the BNP said that the meeting was a part of regular discussion with the foreign diplomats. They said that there was nothing to disclose to the media.
BNP last briefed the diplomats on January 30 at the same venue.