Acting assistant secretary of US Department of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells arrived in Dhaka early Tuesday on a two-day visit to discuss security situation, energy cooperation and regional issues apart from bilateral issues.
Alice Wells, also acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, held an hour-long meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at state guesthouse Padma from 10:00 am and discussed various issues of cooperation between the two countries.
The US official, now in her maiden trip to Dhaka, will meet Prime Minister's advisers on energy, defence and international affairs on Tuesday.
She will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday, a senior official told UNB.
She is scheduled to have meetings with business leaders and civil society representatives to discuss US cooperation in the region.
The US official will leave Dhaka on Wednesday.
On September 1, Alice Wells will speak at the Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo, which will bring together high-level officials from around the world to discuss peace, progress, and prosperity in the Indian Ocean region.