Cooperation to Continue On Labour Rights Issues: Donald Lu

US Assistant Secretary Donald Lu at a meeting with Bangladeshi labour leaders. || UNB Photo

US Assistant Secretary Donald Lu at a meeting with Bangladeshi labour leaders. || UNB Photo

The United States is "committed" to continued cooperation with Bangladesh in its efforts to improve labour rights, visiting US Assistant Secretary Donald Lu said on Sunday.

At a meeting with Bangladeshi labour leaders, Lu listened to their experiences and concerns, reports UNB.

Earlier in the morning, he had a breakfast meeting with Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman.

The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs had a meeting over dinner with Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at his residence on Saturday night.

Key issues of bilateral relations were discussed during Lu's over one-hour stay at the foreign minister's official residence, a diplomatic source told UNB.

Lu, who arrived in Dhaka on Saturday evening, directly went to the foreign minister's residence accompanied by US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Peter Haas.

He is now at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of his second day's engagement with Bangladesh officials.

The US senior official is visiting Bangladesh to discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral relationship, expand economic engagement, and go over the labour and human rights situation.

A range of priorities, including energy, trade, security cooperation, religious freedom, labour, and human rights, Indo-Pacific strategy, and withdrawal of sanctions on RAB are likely to be discussed on Sunday between the two sides.

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