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US official to visit Dhaka on Feb 24

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Update: 2024-02-20 12:21:13
US official to visit Dhaka on Feb 24

US Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Afreen Akhter will arrive in Dhaka on Saturday (Feb 24).

This is going to be the first visit by any US official after the January 7 national election.

Akhter is the deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.

She will meet with her counterpart, the director general of the foreign ministry's America wing, during the three-day visit, among others.

Earlier, President Joe Biden wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressing his willingness to work together to achieve Bangladesh's economic goals.

Apart from bilateral issues and other areas of mutual interests, including economic growth and development, the Rohingya issue may also come up for discussion, according to a diplomatic source.

Afreen visited Dhaka and Cox's Bazar on October 16-17 last year and met with senior government officials, civil society members, Rohingya refugees, and representatives from humanitarian organizations.

BDST: 1219, FEB 20, 2024 
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