UK urges political parties to consider confidence building measures

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New Age Online

The British high commissioner to Bangladesh, Robert W Gibson, on Wednesday urged all parties to consider confidence building measures and said it would defuse the current tension in the country and allow resuming normal life.
‘For the long-term, I hope that further confidence building measures can be taken that will ultimately break the habitual cycle of violence and disruption that appears to characterise elections in Bangladesh.’
Gibson told reporters after an hour-long meeting with Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia at her office at Gulshan in the city.
He said it (confidence building measures) would allow all legitimate political activity to take place peacefully.
The high commissioner came to the BNP chief’s office at around 4:55pm.
The BNP chairperson has been staying at her office since January 3.

Source: New Age