Bangladesh’s foreign minister asks Khar to apologise for war crimes committed by army in 1971. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE
DHAKA: Bangladesh’s foreign minister on Friday asked his Pakistani counterpart to apologise for war crimes committed by the army during Bangladesh’s bloody liberation struggle in 1971, a ministry official said.
Dipu Moni made the request during a meeting in Dhaka with Pakistan’s Hina Rabbani Khar following previous discussions about the issue between the two countries, said Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Mijarul Quayes.
“The foreign minister has raised the 1971 issue and expected that Pakistan would apologise at one stage,” Quayes told reporters after the meeting.