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Bangladesh calls truce during Clinton visit
Opposition and government halt standoff over missing politician in bid to make good impression on US secretary of state.
Last Modified: 06 May 2012 06:12

Bangladesh is doing everything it can to impress Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, who is in the country on a 24-hour visit.

For weeks, the country's opposition - angered by the disappearance of one of its most outspoken leaders - has staged general strikes against the authorities.

But for the duration of Clinton’s visit, the opposition called a truce with the government.

For once, both parties agree on the importance of making a good impression - a move due at least in part to the fact that the US is Bangladesh's largest financial donor.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dhaka.

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