India will send a three-member team of observers to Bangladesh for general elections in the country to be held on 30 December.

“We are sending observers to Bangladesh. This is in response to the invitation from the Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh,” External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar told reporters here.

The team of observers has been deputed by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. The observers would be travelling to Bangladesh from 28-31 December.

As far as elections in Bangladesh were concerned, the spokesperson said it was an ‘internal matter’ of the neighbouring country.

“We respect the functioning of democracy in Bangladesh…it is a close neighbour and a highly valued partner for India,” he said.