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Donors concerned over deteriorating governance in Bangladesh : Akbar Ali Khan interviewed

  • Sarkar Kabiruddin

The development partners of Bangladesh rounded off a unique meeting in Washington on Friday expressing concern at the deteriorating governance situation and deciding to keep a close watch on how the government tackles the rise of fundamentalist militancy and improves upon the overall governance scenario.

Ending the much hyped donors' meeting that kept any official Bangladesh representation away, some of the representatives of the country's key development partners yesterday conveyed the outcome to Alternate Executive Director of Bangladesh to the World Bank Dr Akbar Ali Khan. "The participants, by consensus, expressed serious concern at the deterioration of governance situation in Bangladesh, especially the situation of law and order, political violence including recent bombings, and the climate of impunity," reads a joint statement issued after the meet held on February 23 and 24.

Dr Akbar Ali Khan , in an exclusive interview with VOA says that it was an internal meeting of the of the International partners of Bangladesh and the focus was on the Millennium Development Goals. He said that soon there would be meeting with Bangladeshi representatives.

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