US to boost ties with Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent

15 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo has said the United States is keen to cement its ties with Bangladesh in the days to come.

Pompeo made the remark in a letter congratulating his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen on the latter’s appointment as the new Bangladesh foreign minister, said a ministry press release issued on Thursday.

The Secretary of State also appreciated the generosity of Bangladesh government and the people for continuing to shelter over one million Rohingyas.

Pompeo also lauded Bangladesh’s commitment to the eventual return of the Rohingyas to their homeland.   

He also praised the impressive diplomatic and academic background, skills and experience of the foreign minister.