Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 29, 2016


The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner:

Secretary Kerry met with Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia to discuss the political and security environments in Bangladesh. The Secretary emphasized the importance of having a multi-party system with space for peaceful political opposition as key components of a secure, pluralistic democracy. He also underscored the usefulness of a unified effort, involving all segments of Bangladeshi society, for countering the threats facing the country.