BSS-56 Momen urges USA to send back Bangabadhu’s killer Rashed Chowdhury

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Momen urges USA to send back Bangabadhu’s killer Rashed Chowdhury

DHAKA, Jan 31, 2019 (BSS) – Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen today urged the USA

government to send back Rashed Chowdhury, a fugitive killer of Father of the Nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is now staying in the United States under

political asylum.

“I urged him (US Ambassador) to send Rashed Chowdhury back,” he told newsmen after

holding a meeting with the USA Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller at foreign

ministry this afternoon.

Momen said he told the envoy that the USA is used to bring back their fugitive

convicts from other countries. “Following the USA’s path, we want back the fugitive

self-confessed killer (Rashed) who had been convicted by our court under a free

judicial trail,” he said.

He referred that earlier the USA deported Mohiuddin Ahmed, another convicted killer

of Bangabandhu, to Bangladesh

In reply, Momen said the Ambassador assured him that he will convey the Bangladesh

request to Washington.

The minister said the US envoy appreciated the 11th parliamentary election. “We

didn’t discuss that much over the election as the Ambassador visited my constituency to

observe the polls on the election
day,” Momen said.

Referring to the Rohingya issue, the foreign minister urged the USA to request those

countries having close ties with Myanmar so that they would take affective steps to

resolve the crisis soon.

The Ambassador assured the minister that the USA would extend its all support to

Bangladesh for resolving the Rohingya problem.

The foreign minister said they discussed various issues related to trade and

commerce including purchase of military equipment.

About the purchase of military equipment, the minister said he informed the US envoy

that Bangladesh is open to all regarding military equipment purchase and it prefers

cost effective goods.

“I urged them to invest more in Bangladesh. In the energy sector we have set a

target to generate 24,000 MW power by 2021,” he said.

The Bangladesh minister also urged the US to extend support to Bangladesh for

realizing the country’s various economic roadmap.

“We talked about good governance, democracy and how we could build a strong US-

Bangladesh relationship, including economic partnership, military sale and Indo Pacific

strategy,” US Ambassador told reporters after the meeting.

The US Ambassador said he is happy to meet a person like Dr Momen as Bangladesh

foreign minister who received several degrees from the USA and had experience of

teaching at the USA universities.

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