Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and
Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the General
Election in Bangladesh
1. Japan welcomes the fact that the General election held in
Bangladesh on December 29th was carried out in a
generally free, fair and peaceful manner, as announced by the
Japanese Election Observation mission consisted of
Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentarians’ League and others.
2. Ballot counting is still underway. Japan believes that it
is important for the election process to be carried out in
accordance with relevant rules until final results have been
confirmed. Japan also strongly hopes that the democracy in
Bangladesh will further progress, following the result of the
current general election.