Washington DC, 5 May 2023 (TDI): The Ninth US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue was successfully convened in Washington D.C. on May 3, 2023.
The meeting was co-chaired by the United States (US) under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland and Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen.
During the meeting, both sides reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening their partnership on a wide range of political, economic, environmental, and security issues.
US Under Secretary Nuland expressed her gratitude to Bangladesh for providing a home to Rohingya refugees, highlighting the strong people-to-people ties that bind the two nations together.
Also, she emphasized the importance of promoting human rights, labor rights, and freedom of expression in Bangladesh, as well as the significance of holding free and fair elections.
Moreover, Under Secretary Nuland also praised the significant economic growth of Bangladesh and expressed her optimism for a bright economic future for the country.
The US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue is an important forum for the two nations to engage in constructive and productive discussions on issues of mutual interest. This year’s meeting was particularly significant, as it took place during a period of global uncertainty and instability.
Both sides agreed to continue working together to address a range of issues, including climate change, trade and investment, regional security, and counterterrorism. They also discussed ways to enhance cooperation in health, education, and technology.
The Ninth US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue concluded on a positive note, with both sides expressing their optimism for the future of their partnership.
In a nutshell, the meeting served as a testament to the strong bonds of friendship and cooperation that exist between the US and Bangladesh and underscored the commitment of both nations to continue working together for the betterment of their people and the world at large.