US State Department’s Counselor Derek Chollet & Interagency Delegation Visit Bangladesh

In order to meet with senior government officials, members of civil society, and representatives from humanitarian organizations, U.S. Department of State Counselor Derek Chollet and a delegation of senior government officials from the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development traveled to Dhaka on February 14 and 15.

Counselor Chollet met with the Honorable Prime Minister Hasina, the Foreign Minister Momen, and other senior members of the Bangladeshi government while he was there. Counselor Chollet made clear throughout these talks the need of continuing U.S. assistance to Bangladesh in resolving Rohingya issues, the necessity of free and fair elections and the defense of human rights, collaboration to combat climate change, and an open and free Indo-Pacific area.

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“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 Counselor Chollet. “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.”

In order to foster a more stable, secure, and prosperous future for both of our countries, the U.S. government is committed to enhancing the full range of trade, security, educational, and humanitarian cooperation and relations between the American and Bangladeshi people.

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