18 May 2022, 17:52
Update : 18 May 2022, 19:58

US wants "action oriented" deepening ties with Bangladesh, Haas

DHAKA, May 18, 2022 (BSS) - The United State (US) Ambassador to Bangladesh 
Peter Hass today said his country wants to build "action oriented" deepening 
relationship with Bangladesh as Washington and Dhaka are being engaged in 
series of bilateral dialogues at different levels in this year. 

He made the remarks to media as a quick reaction after holding a meeting with 
foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen at foreign ministry here. 

"We had a conversation about how we can continue moving our relationships 
forward and how we can (have) action oriented deepening relationship," Hass 

During the meeting, the envoy said, they talked about the "totality" of the 
bilateral issues between the US and Bangladesh and "how we can move forward". 

The ambassador said they also discussed about issues related to all bilateral 
dialogues between the two countries held in the last couple of months. 

They also talked about the upcoming Bangladesh-US High Level Economic Forum 
to be held in Washington in the first week of next month. 

Currently, the ninth defence dialogue is going on between Bangladesh and the 
US as the two countries seek strengthening security cooperation in the 
changed geopolitical landscape.

Security environment in the Indo-Pacific, military to military joint 
exercise, forces modernization, General Security of Military Information 
Agreement (GSOMIA), countering terrorism, humanitarian and disaster 
management are some of the highlights in the meeting. 

Bangladesh and the US celebrated the 50th anniversary of establishing the 
diplomatic relations on April 4 with different events including bilateral 
meeting between Bangladesh foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and US 
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in Washington. 

In the same month, Bangladesh and the US held the 8th round of security 
dialogue in Washington DC. 

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