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Delegation from US National Security Council, State Department, USAID in Dhaka

Published: 19:47, 24 February 2024

Delegation from US National Security Council, State Department, USAID in Dhaka

Diplomatic Correspondent
Eileen Laubacher, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South Asia, US National Security Council (NSC); Michael Schiffer, USAID Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Asia; and Afreen Akhter, US Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, are in Dhaka on a three-day visit. 
The three principals will discuss with the government of Bangladesh ways to "strengthen diplomatic ties, address challenges, and promote a shared vision for the advancement of mutual interests in the Indo-Pacific region." 
The US Embassy in Dhaka on Saturday welcomed the delegation from Washington DC.
Their visit will also include meetings with youth activists and civil society leaders, labor organizers, and those engaged in developing a free and uncensored media, said the US Embassy.
Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday said that the Bangladesh-US relations would further be deepened and widened with the visit of the US officials.
The foreign minister also said the letter sent by US President Joe Biden to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is important to take forward the relations between the two countries.
After the January 7 election, the US in a statement on January 8 said, "Looking ahead, the United States remains committed to partnering with Bangladesh to advance our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, to supporting human rights and civil society in Bangladesh, and to deepening our people-to-people and economic ties."