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
“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.