British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Wednesday said anything related to election should be a Bangladesh-driven and Bangladesh-led process, noting that it is not foreigners to say how the election should be held here.
“It’s not for the foreigners to say how the election should be carried out,” he said, adding that it is a matter for the Bangladeshi people to decide.
The High Commissioner said there is plenty of expertise and talent in Bangladesh to make the election a Bangladesh-driven process reflecting the values of the country’s constitution.
The British envoy made the remarks while responding to a question at “DCAB Talk” held at Jatiya Press Club.
Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) hosted the event. DCAB President Pantho Rahaman and its General Secretary AKM Moinuddin also spoke at the event.
High Commissioner Dickson said it would be good to have an election that is transparent and openly contested.
He thinks it is important that all the voices and all political parties are able to participate in the elections and are able to have confidence in the electoral process.
The High Commissioner referred to the Bangladesh constitution and laid emphasis on fulfilling the constitutional ambition.