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Election to be held timely, fairly, says Gowher

16 Sep,2018

UNB; Dhaka:
Adviser to the prime minister on international affairs Gowher Rizvi on Sunday said the next general election would be held fairly and timely without any impediment.  

`The election will be held in time... there's no doubt about it. There'll be no impediment to any political party in participating in the election,' he said mentioning that all the political parties would come forward to join the election.

Rizvi said Bangladesh had a stable society with political stability and growing maturity of democratic institutions. `We'll continue to have the stable society... democratic continuity will be there.' 

He was addressing a discussion as the chief guest on Bangladesh-Australia trade and investment opportunities at a city hotel. 

Kazi M Aminul Islam, executive chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority and Md Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin), president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry were present as special guests. 

The Australia Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a welcome reception to Julia Niblett, high commissioner of Australia to Bangladesh, and a discussion on 'Bilateral Business and Trade Opportunities Between Australia and Bangladesh'.  

Business leaders from the FBCCI, other associations and members of other Bilateral Chambers were also present. 

Rizvi said Bangladesh was now a different place with social and economic growth, and political stability over the last 10 years played the key role.

He, however, said election results were unpredictable but business policies and opportunities were predictable, and urged Australian investors to invest in Bangladesh. 

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