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Bangladesh Election

The United States commends the tens of millions of Bangladeshis who voted in Bangladesh’s 11th parliamentary election on December 30, 2018, as well as the decision of all major opposition political parties to participate, a positive development after the boycotted election of 2014.
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (December 31, 2018)  Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Event: Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have issued special instructions for New Year’s Eve celebrations including, but not limited to, prohibiting meetings, gatherings or celebrations on rooftops, roads, flyovers or public spaces, as well as banning the use of fireworks.  We strongly advise all U.S. citizens to ...
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Statement by Earl Miller, United States Ambassador to Bangladesh, Election Violence in Bangladesh

I thank Chief Election Commissioner Huda and all members of the Election Commission for taking the time to meet with me today at short notice.  I asked for this meeting because the United States is concerned by the high level of campaign violence over the last two weeks.  All parties have been victims of violence, ...
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Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (December 26, 2018) Location: Bangladesh, countrywide Event: We encourage all U.S. citizens to obtain a visa before traveling to Bangladesh. Recently, some U.S. citizens, particularly ones born outside the United States, have been denied entry into Bangladesh despite believing they had fulfilled the requirements for a visa on ...
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Upcoming Election in Bangladesh

The United States is disappointed by the Government of Bangladesh’s inability to grant credentials and issue visas within the timeframe necessary to conduct a credible international monitoring mission to the majority of international election monitors from the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), which the United States funded through the National Democratic Institute.
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