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FM: US officials’ visit to deepen Dhaka, Washington ties

Published: 07:10, 23 February 2024

FM: US officials’ visit to deepen Dhaka, Washington ties

Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud hoped that Dhaka and Washington would further deepen and widen with the visit of US officials to Bangladesh.

 “Their visit to Bangladesh will make the relations deeper and wider,” he said while replying to a question ahead of US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Afreen Akhter’s visit on Thursday.

She will arrive on Saturday and have a meeting with her counterpart, the director general of the foreign ministry's America wing, during the three-day visit, among others.


This is the first visit by any US official after Bangladesh’s January 7 general election.

The US did not find the election free and fair, but said they would continue to engage with Bangladesh to advance common interests.

President Joe Biden wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, expressing his willingness to work together to achieve Bangladesh's economic goals.

He also expressed willingness to partner with Bangladesh on their shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.