Sunday, 29 May, 2022

No US pressure on Bangladesh: Shahriar

No US pressure on Bangladesh: Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam today said there is no pressure from the US administration on Bangladesh regarding any issue rather Dhaka and Washington have planned greater engagement and exchange of high-level visits in the coming months.

He made the remark while his attention was drawn by journalists at his office about media reports on the Monday's Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.

During the Mondays' meeting at the parliament, the junior minister said no member of the committee has said Washington is mounting pressure on Dhaka.

He further said conversation at the parliamentary standing committee is highly classified and there is no option to disclose the discussion beyond the committee.

About the Bangladesh-US upcoming bilateral engagement, Alam said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has been invited by his US counterpart Antony Blinken to pay a visit to the US on April 4.

Besides, he said that "Partnership Dialogue", "High Level Economic Consultation" and "Security Dialogue" between the two countries will be held in coming months.