Dhaka, 20 April :

Bangladesh strongly condemns the act of burning of the Holy Quran by a far-right extremist
group in several cities of Sweden. Bangladesh expresses concern over the subsequent unrest and
violent protests leading to casualties among civilians and law enforcement personnel.

Bangladesh believes that the freedom of religion must be upheld and respected. Bangladesh
urges all concerned to exercise tolerance and refrain from unwarranted provocation for ensuring
communal harmony and peaceful coexistence.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs today released a press statement regarding this issue.