Stefan Frowein, the top European Union
representative in Dhaka, said on Sunday that the state of emergency was a
'problematic point' and urged the government to take certain measures to
guarantee the freedom of voters that was necessary for free and fair elections.
state of emergency is a problematic point and some people say it has to be lifted
and some others say it has to be relaxed', said Frowein, the ambassador and
head of the delegation of the European Commission, after talks with foreign
affairs advisor Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury.
The issue of possible sending of an
election exploratory mission for the country's next general elections was at
the center of the hour-long discussion between Iftekhar and Frowein at the
ambassador told reporters after the meeting that he had conveyed to the advisor
some points of the EU exploratory mission's report on election observation in Bangladesh.