The United States of America has approved a new 3C visa policy to promote democracy in Bangladesh. According to this the US US will restrict the issuance of visas for any Bangladeshi individual, believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic election process in Bangladesh. Secretary of State Antony Blinken restrictions includes current and former Bangladeshi officials, members of pro-government and opposition political parties, and members of law enforcement, the judiciary, and security services.’ Blinken said that holding of free and fair elections is the responsibility of everyone—voters, political parties, the government, the security forces, civil society, and the media. He said announcing this policy would lend US support to all those seeking to advance democracy in Bangladesh.
.@SecBlinken approved a new 3C visa policy to promote democracy in Bangladesh. We can now impose visa restrictions on anyone believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic election process in Bangladesh. https://t.co/x7pFwGclZH— Matthew Miller (@StateDeptSpox) May 24, 2023
US State Department stated that it had notified the Bangladeshi government of this decision. The announcement was being made under the New Visa Policy under the Immigration and Nationality Act to support Bangladesh’s goal of holding free, fair, and peaceful national elections.
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