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Bangladesh hopeful of continuing talks on economic ties with US

  • Published at 05:07 pm November 3rd, 2020
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E Beigun
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E Beigun pays a courtesy call on the premier at her official residence Ganobhaban in Dhaka on Thursday, October 15, 2020 PMO

Biegun said his recent visit to Bangladesh and India was part of a series of engagements the United States has had with both of these critical partners

Bangladesh is hopeful of continuity of discussion with the United States on strengthening economic ties as the election results are unlikely to have any impact on it.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen made the observation on Tuesday saying both the countries discussed recently how to strengthen economic cooperation by exploring new avenues. 

The foreign secretary was briefing members of Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

DCAB President Angur Nahar Monty and General Secretary Touhidur Rahman were present.

During the visit of US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E Biegun, the US side discussed the issues that the US Department of State pursues but not the political issues, he told reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The United States wants to deepen its ties across South Asia, particularly with Bangladesh and India, as it sees real potential to have stronger relations.

"We’re at a moment of real potential in the opportunity to deepen our relations across South Asia, but in particular with these two partners - India and Bangladesh," said the US deputy secretary of state. 

After the visit, Biegun said they have an intervening election that will happen but he reiterates his confidence that regardless of the outcome of their elections, the future is quite bright for relations between the United States and these two very important South Asian partners. 

He said his recent visit to both Bangladesh and India was part of a series of engagements the United States has had with both of these critical partners.

"And it’s one that you’ll see continuing to progress over the weeks and months ahead," he said adding: "It's certainly a task that I’m happy to be a part of and I’m very much looking forward to our next engagements."

Responding to a question, the foreign Secretary said as far as Bangladesh-US relationship is concerned, US' relationship does not depend on any individual or party. 

Rather, such relationship goes through an institutional framework, said Masud Momen.

He said the government will work on maintaining the stable relationship with the US keeping economic ties unhurt and there will be efforts to restore the facilities that remain suspended. 

Americans are set to vote in one of the most divisive presidential elections in decades, pitting incumbent Republican Donald Trump against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

The first polls will open from 05:00 EDT (4pm BST) in Vermont, reports BBC.

Nearly 100 million people have already cast their ballots in early voting, putting the country on course for its highest turnout in a century.

Both rivals spent the final hours of the race rallying in key swing states.

National polls give a firm lead to Biden, but it is a closer race in the states that could decide the outcome.

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