Bangladesh’s policy towards Afghan depends on its attitudes: FM

Thursday's statement by AK Abdul Momen, the foreign minister, said that Bangladesh will decide its policies towards Afghanistan on its own after observing the situation and their attitudes and policy. However, no terrorists will ever be patronized.

He said, "We have zero tolerance...we won't in any way patronise terrorists," referring to the participation of very few Bangladeshis in Afghanistan under the Taliban government.

Momen answered a question about whether Bangladesh would follow Pakistan's policy, but he said that Bangladesh's decision is independent of the decisions of any other country.

He spoke to journalists at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and said that Bangladesh has a long-standing relationship with Afghanistan. He also stated that Bangladesh is closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan, which is a member of the Saarc.

'We believe in democracy. He said that we should ensure the welfare of people and that no decision has been made on Afghanistan.

Tuesday's announcement by the Taliban of an all-male interim government in Afghanistan was made by them.

According to the Foreign Minister, Bangladesh believes in a people-elected government that is democratically elected. Bangladesh supports such a government if it is possible.

M Shahriar Alam, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, stated Wednesday that Bangladesh still needs a permanent government to govern Afghanistan. He did not rush to make a decision on whether Bangladesh will accept the interim government.

"We are still closely monitoring the situation. He stated that his focus remains on stability and peace, completely free of any war.

Answering a question about progress in bringing back Tarique Rahman, acting chairman of BNP, and other criminals to justice, the Foreign Minister stated that he couldn't tell you exactly because the government is following all laws. "I don't have such a progress report."