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Taranco, Nisha Biswal discuss Bangladesh issue

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File photo of Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

UN Assistant Secretary-General Oscar Fernández-Taranco and US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal talked on the ongoing violence in Bangladesh, said a top UN official.

Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, disclosed of the meeting and its contents at a daily press briefing yesterday.

“About the work of Assistant Secretary-General Oscar Fernández-Taranco on Bangladesh, I can tell you that, as part of his functions, he is in regular contact with Member States, including the United States,” he said.

In his meeting with Nisha Biswal, Taranco talked, among other issues, the situation in Bangladesh, expressing concern about the escalation of violence and stressing the need for peaceful de-escalation of the situation, he added.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is personally committed to the stability and positive development of Bangladesh, Dujarric said on Wednesday.

 “Bangladesh, as you know, is a critical partner of the United Nations in many areas… we are very much concerned about the violence and loss of lives that occurred in Bangladesh since the start of last year,” she had said.

Source: The Daily Star

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