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The Biden administration is keen to deepen and broaden Bangladesh-US relations

 

President Joe Biden's administration is keen to deepen and expand Bangladesh-US relations. Foreign Minister on a visit to Washington. In a telephone conversation with AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed his interest, in a separate message from the State Department and the US State Department.

The meeting focused on the Rohingya crisis, tackling the challenges of climate change, trade relations between the two countries, increasing US investment in Bangladesh and joint cooperation in counter-terrorism.

At the beginning of the telephone conversation, the US Secretary of State expressed regret. Momen and Anthony Blinken expressed interest in deepening Bangladesh-US relations by advancing common goals and mutual interests.

In particular, in the current global reality, Bangladesh and the United States have agreed to work together to further strengthen bilateral relations and enhance cooperation. Joe Biden congratulated the administration for forming a government with huge public support and for the United States to return to the role of world leader. Momen.

He also praised the new US administration's approach to dealing with the Cavid-19 epidemic. Momen hopes that President Biden will visit Bangladesh soon. He also invited the US Secretary of State to visit Dhaka to attend the celebrations of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation, Architect of Independent Bangladesh Bangabandhu and Golden Jubilee of Independence. Dr. Momen.

He also called for the appointment of a Rohingya ambassador to the United States. He thanked the United States for imposing sanctions on some Myanmar nationals. The foreign minister called for more US investment in Bangladesh.

In particular, the United States has more investment opportunities in information technology, energy and power, pharmaceuticals and infrastructural development, he said. Momen.

He highlighted the current favorable conditions for investment in Bangladesh and the establishment of a special economic zone. Welcoming the decision of the United States to return to the Paris Climate Agreement, Dr. Momen hopes the United States will play a more active role on behalf of the affected states in tackling the threats and challenges of climate change.

Statement from the State Department on the talks between the two Foreign Ministers said that in a telephone conversation, the two Foreign Ministers agreed to further strengthen cooperation in various fields.

These areas include economic cooperation, counter-terrorism, defense cooperation, and the challenges of climate change.

In addition, the two countries agreed to expand the field of joint cooperation in overcoming the challenges of South Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.

The two foreign ministers also discussed ways to complete the repatriation process for Rohingyas who have taken refuge in Bangladesh by ensuring proper human rights in their home country of Myanmar.

It is further said that at the beginning of the discussion on the occasion of the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence. The US Secretary of State congratulated Abdul Momen.

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