In a move to further develop solid relations with the United States, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen left Dhaka for Washington DC on Monday night for a series of high profile meetings with top US officials, including the Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on February 24.
Prior to his departure for the United States, Momen told reporters on Monday that he will have broad-based discussion with high government officials of the new administration led by newly elected President Joe Biden.Though there is no specific issue for discussion, Momen said they will have discussion on a broad spectrum of issues.
Diplomatic sources said apart from political issues, the Foreign Minister during his meetings
with US officials will seek duty-free and quota-free access of Bangladeshi readymade garments and more US investment in Bangladesh.
Momen, during his meetings, will also reiterate its demand for sending back of Bangabandhu’s fugitive killer Rashed Chowdhury from USA. He will return home on March 01.