Washington wants to see a democratically elected government ruling the country next year and democracy to be given a strong foundation, a visiting senior official of the US State Department said on Thursday.
Richard A Boucher, US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, made the statement after meeting foreign secretary Touhid Hossain at the latter’s office.
He said that it is important to see Bangladesh moving according to the road map of democracy and they get a democratically elected government next year.
Boucher, who arrived in the capital on a two-day tour to hold talks with the officials here on the latest political developments with regard to the election roadmap, and also advances and cooperation in counter-terrorism, said that his government was eager to hear the speech of the chief adviser of the caretaker government.
Boucher said that in addition to democracy and development, the US wants to see denial of space to terrorists in Bangladesh. He called for judicial and police action to keep the people safe from terrorism.