Wrapping up the fifth round of ongoing dialogue over electoral reforms, both BNP and Awami League expressed hope to reach an agreement on October 23 when the talks resume.
BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan and AL General Secretary Abdul Jalil met for nearly 40-minutes at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. Both Bhuiyan and Jalil claimed at a joint news briefing that they forged a consensus, which now needs approval of the prime minister and the opposition leader.
PM and BNP chief Khaleda Zia is now on a weeklong official visit to Saudi Arabia while Leader of the Opposition and AL chief Sheikh Hasina is in the USA. The two leaders are scheduled to return on October 21 and October 23.
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