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US deputy secretary of state due in Dhaka on Wednesday

  • Published at 03:09 pm October 9th, 2020
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US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun speaks at a news briefing at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea on July 08, 2020 Reuters

Focus to be on Indo-Pacific strategy

United States Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun will visit Bangladesh from October 14 to 16.

"From October 14-16, Deputy Secretary Biegun will visit Dhaka to meet with senior government officials and reaffirm the United States-Bangladesh partnership," according to a media note issued by the US embassy in Dhaka on Friday. 

"The deputy secretary’s engagements in Bangladesh will focus on advancing our common vision of a free, open, inclusive, peaceful and secure Indo-Pacific region with shared prosperity for all and US-Bangladesh cooperation on Covid-19 response and recovery efforts and sustainable economic," it said.

Biegun, the second senior most official at the Department of State, is going to be the most high-profile US dignitary to visit Bangladesh since the day trip of the then Secretary of State John Kerry in August, 2016.

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