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Govt least bothered about US sanctions, visa policies: Quader

May 15, 2024 00:00:00

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader speaking at a press briefing held at the Secretariat in the city on Tuesday — UNB Photo

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and General Secretary of the Awami League, Obaidul Quader, has said that the government is indifferent to US sanctions and visa policies. His comments came during a discussion on Tuesday with journalists at the Secretariat addressing contemporary issues, reports UNB.

Quader remarked that US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu has come to Bangladesh with his own agenda, emphasising that the government did not extend an invitation to him. "I do not want to discuss this matter. They come and go as part of their routine," Quader mentioned.

Regarding Lu's visit, Quader commented, "He is not even a Foreign Minister! Why all this fuss about him! He has come here out of necessity, they have their agenda. When relationships exist, discussions on various issues related to those relationships will happen."

Quader also referenced previous discussions related to visa policies and sanctions before the elections, highlighting that the stance remains unchanged. "We do not care about any kind of sanctions or visa policies," when asked about the political implications of Lu's visit.

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