The United Kingdom has condemned recent political violence in Bangladesh and laid emphasis on a democratic election as the national election is scheduled to be held on December 30.
“We urge all in Bangladesh to refrain from further violence,” said British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field MP in a statement.
He also urged all to deliver a democratic election, give Bangladeshis a properly representative Parliament that can propel their country to greater economic prosperity.
He expressed concerns that some civil society organizations in Bangladesh are being “prevented” from observing the election.
“Independent domestic and international observers have a crucial role in helping to support a free and transparent process for the elections,” Mark Field said in a statement that he shared on Twitter.
The British High Commission in Dhaka also shared the statement on its verified Facebook page.