Bangladesh does not perceive it
necessary now to recognize Kosovo as an independent Balkan state as foreign
secretary Mijarul Quayes on Saturday indicated that Dhaka weighs its
geopolitical and other consequences.
The foreign secretary cleared
Bangladesh’s position within 72 hours of US ambassador James Moriarty’s request
to the government of Bangladesh to recognize the Balkan state soon.
The ambassador made the call during a
meeting with the foreign minister, Dipu Moni, Thursday, as a tug-of-war between
rival world powers over the breakup of the former Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia is yet to be over.
In reply to a question, he said Bangladesh wants to maintain good relations with both the United States and Russia and does not want to see one play against another.