Bernicat discusses UNGA, Rohingya, political issues with FS


Dhaka: Outgoing US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat on Wednesday held a meeting with Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque where they discussed political and Rohingya issues with special focus on the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

They discussed how the UN Security Council can play a role on Rohingya issue, Bernicat told reporters after the meeting at the foreign secretary’s office here today, according to UNB report.

Responding to a question, she said the US focuses on a free, fair, credible electoral process in the country which will express the will of Bangladeshi people.

She also noted that the government is committed to holding a free, fair, credible and inclusive election. The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) will open on September 18.

The first day of the high-level General Debate will be on September 25 and is scheduled to last for nine working days.

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President-elect of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), announced in July 2018 that the theme of the general debate will be, ‘Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.’


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