Dhaka: Counselor of the US Department of State Derek Chollet has emphasized continued US support to Bangladesh in addressing Rohingya issues, the importance of “free and fair” elections and the protection of human rights, cooperation to mitigate climate change, and a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
While in Bangladesh, Chollet met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, and other senior officials from the government of Bangladesh.The United States and Bangladesh have a robust partnership based on decades of cooperation and support, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship in trade, investment, security, and other shared priorities,” he said while wrapping up his 24-hour Bangladesh tour.
Counselor Chollet and a delegation of senior US government officials from the Department of State and US Agency for International Development traveled to Dhaka to meet with senior government officials, civil society members, and representatives from humanitarian organizations.
“This has been a very productive visit to Bangladesh, and I’m honored my first trip to Bangladesh comes on the heels of the year when we marked 50th anniversary of U.S.-Bangladesh relations,” said Chollet.
The US government is “dedicated to expanding” the full range of trade, security, education, and humanitarian cooperation and ties between the Bangladeshi and American people to promote a more stable, secure, and prosperous future for both our nations, said the US Embassy in Dhaka