Fostering Long-term Economic Stability

US offers support to Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent

18 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The United States has expressed its steadfast support for Bangladesh and partnership to foster long-term economic stability and sustainable development.

US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun shared the commitment during his meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on his three-day visit to Bangladesh.

During his 14-16 October trip to Dhaka, Biegun met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and other senior Bangladeshi officials, said a press release from the US Embassy on Saturday.

The US Deputy Secretary of State made the visit to Bangladesh to advance the US-Bangladesh partnership on a range of bilateral initiatives.

In his meetings, Biegun highlighted US-Bangladesh cooperation in public health and combatting COVID-19 and announced the upcoming delivery of 100 American-made ventilators. Throughout his visit, Deputy Secretary Biegun emphasised on common vision of a free, open, inclusive, peaceful, and secure Indo-Pacific region, with the shared prosperity for all.

He thanked the people and the government of Bangladesh for their continued generosity in hosting more than 860,000 Rohingyas and discussed the need for a global response to achieve a more permanent solution.

Biegun and Momen jointly announced the establishment of a new Bangladesh consulate in Miami, Florida.

The new consulate, Bangladesh’s third in the United States, exemplifies the expanding partnership, including growing commercial and people-to-people ties, between our two nations.