US assures Bangladesh of providing vaccine

Diplomatic Correspondent

15 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

US politicians have assured Bangladesh ambassador to the country of getting a fair share of Covid-19 vaccines to cover its large population. 

Governor of Connecticut Ned Lamont, an influential Democratic Party leader, has stated that he will help to address Bangladesh’s vaccination needs. 

The governor agreed to explore avenues for commercial supply and co-production of vaccines in Bangladesh with the help of Pfizer global headquarters for the Central Research Division located in Connecticut.

Ned Lamont made the statement during his meeting with Bangladesh Ambassador to the US M Shahidul Islam at the former’s residence on Monday, said the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC.

Earlier, the Bangladeshi American community in Hartford City of Connecticut organised a welcoming party in honour of the envoy.

Congressman John B Larson (Democrat-CT), Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (Democrat-CT), Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut Susan Bysiewicz, State Senator Saud Anwar, Manchester City Mayor Jay Moran, Chair of Connecticut Democratic Party  Nancy DiNardo, Bangladeshi-American and mainstream political activist MD Rahman, Dr Mehdi Anwar, among others, attended the event.

During discussions with the ambassador, Congressman Larson and Congresswoman Hayes assured him of their engagements with further advancing Bangladesh-US cooperation on wide-ranging areas, including trade, commerce, Covid-19 support, and Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar. 

The House Representative hoped that Bangladesh will receive a fair share of the Covid-19 vaccines to cover its huge population.  

They all vowed to continue to advocate for promoting the interest of Bangladesh and the Bangladeshi Diaspora in the USA. They also appreciated Bangladesh’s ongoing socio-economic progress, including women’s empowerment, under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.