Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Monday said that the government didn’t want any country getting involved in Bangladesh’s internal affairs.
‘We are a matured country. We are a sovereign country. We are an independent country,’ he told reporters while responding to questions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Asked whether his message applies to all countries, Momen said, ‘Yes, no matter who.’
The foreign minister’s attention was drawn to the recent remarks made by both the US and Russian sides.
Momen said that other countries did not need to give prescriptions to Bangladesh on democracy and human rights as these are deeply rooted in Bangladesh’s DNA.
He said that the current government is committed to holding free, fair, transparent and inclusive elections under the independent Election Commission.
The foreign minister said that Bangladesh welcomed constructive suggestions from foreign friends.
Responding to a question on the formal inauguration of Dhaka Metro Rail, Momen said that the government remained grateful to Japan for their uninterrupted support despite the Holey Artisan attack that left over 20 foreign nationals, including Japanese citizens, dead.