Foreign Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud on Monday firmly dismissed the possibility of engaging in discussions with those who instigate violence and anarchy in the nation.
He stated to the press that "Dialogue is pointless with individuals who burn people alive and incite anarchy, rather than practicing legitimate politics."
This strong statement came in response to inquiries about the Awami League's strategy to address challenges from the opposition party, BNP, in the upcoming days.
Dr. Mahmud, who also serves as the Awami League's joint secretary, emphasized the importance of this issue during a scheduled meeting of the Awami League central working committee, which will be attended by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
In a broader context of regional cooperation, Dr. Mahmud met with Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Pranay Verma. They discussed mutual support, particularly India's consistent backing of Bangladesh in maintaining a democratic trajectory.
“During the elections of 2014 and 2018, despite external attempts to stir controversy, India's support for our democratic process was unwavering,” Dr. Mahmud remarked.