Bangladesh, USA committed to enduring partnership

Staff Correspondent

13 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The governments of Bangladesh and the United States of America (USA) have reaffirmed its commitment to endure partnership, highlighting close cooperation on security, development, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and counter terrorism. 

The issues were discussed at the 7th US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue held in Washington DC of USA recently, said a press release of US embassy in Dhaka on Wednesday.

The meeting was co-chaired by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque and United States Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale. 

At the meeting, two governments agreed to continue to cooperate closely to advance a shared vision of a free, open, inclusive, peaceful, and secure Indo-Pacific region.

The two leaders acknowledged the continuing challenge of terrorism, and the importance of adhering to human rights obligations while advancing security objectives. 

The United States requested Bangladesh to continue the discussion on protection of classified military information shared between the two countries. Bangladesh indicated its interest in continuing the discussion. 

The two governments emphasized the pressing need for Myanmar to address the root causes of Rohingya crisis, and to create the conditions necessary for the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar.