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2 US officials to visit Dhaka this month

04 February 2023
2 US officials to visit Dhaka this month

News Desk  :
Two officials of the United States are likely to visit Dhaka in February in continuation of Bangladesh government's communication with Washington at various levels since the beginning of this year.
Derek Chollet, counselor of the United States Department of State and Kara McDonald, the deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in Washington, will visit Bangladesh this month.
Besides, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen may go to Washington in April at the invitation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
In this regard, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told the media : "There was a slight delay in communication with the US due to Covid-19. But after the US sanctions on RAB, communication has increased a lot."  
When asked about what could be discussed with the two officials, he said: "Derek Chollet is mainly coming to discuss the Rohingya issues."
Issues related to democracy, human rights and labour will be discussed with Kara Macdonald. Those issues are very important for both sides, said the official.
Earlier, the United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu paid a visit to Bangladesh and India from January 12 to 15 to discuss several issues, including energy, commerce, security cooperation, religious freedom, labour, human rights.  
On January 7, US National Security Council's Senior Director for South Asia Rear Admiral Eileen Laubacher arrived in Bangladesh on a four-day visit.

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