Congressman Engel praises Bangladesh for hosting Rohingyas


DHAKA, Jan 25, 2019 (BSS) – Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque met with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Congressman Eliot Engel at the Hill in the USA yesterday.

At the meeting, Engel referred to the ongoing Rohingya Crisis and appreciated the Bangladesh government for hosting the persecuted Rohingyas, said an official press release here today.

Engel expressed his hope to visit Bangladesh soon and see the Rohingya camps and hold talks with various stakeholders.

Shahidul Haque thanked Engel for his initiatives in the House Foreign Affairs Committee to adopt resolutions condemning the atrocities on the Rohingyas and putting greater pressure on Myanmar.

Later, he exchanged views with a group of staffers from both House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Foreign Secretary also met with Jennifer Wethey, Acting Deputy Assistant to the President and Zeba Rayazuddin, Acting Assistant US Trade Representative.

Besides, Haque held a meeting with Assistant Secretary, Asia-Pacific, Department of Defense, Randall Schriver. Various issues relating to US-Bangladesh defense cooperation came up at the meeting.

Bangladesh Ambassador to USA Mohammad Zia Uddin and senior officials of Foreign Ministry and Bangladesh Embassy in Washington D.C. accompanied the Foreign Secretary during the meetings, the release added.