US Engages Directly with Bangladesh Officials to Discuss Shared Priorities

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The US has indicated that it directly communicates with Bangladeshi officials to talk about "shared priorities" for the two nations.

US Under Secretary Uzra Zeya stressed the importance of the US and Bangladesh working together to realize Bangladesh's goal of "free and fair elections" as well as the crucial role of civil society, human rights defenders, journalists, and labor activists, as well as accountability for human rights violations, according to US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller in a statement to reporters on July 18. 

"These are important issues in our bilateral relationship," he said, adding that senior officials from the United States regularly travel to Bangladesh.

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Miller said the US Under Secretary also emphasized the importance of continuing to support the Rohingya refugees. 

She visited Rohingya refugees as well as humanitarian partners and Bangladesh senior government officials in Cox’s Bazar and announced $74 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support Myanmar and Bangladesh response efforts. 

"I will just say finally that the United States is dedicated to partnering with the government and civil society to address the scourge of human trafficking in the region," Miller said.

Source: UNB

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