Kerry to discuss issues on security, human rights in Bangladesh
August 25th, 2016 at 12:06 pm
Kerry to discuss issues on security, human rights in Bangladesh

Dhaka – US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Bangladesh on Monday to discuss on issues related to bilateral partnership on democracy, development, security and human rights.

The State Department announced the visit Wednesday.

Kerry will travel to Dhaka to highlight the longstanding and broad U.S.-Bangladesh relationship, said a press statement.

“He also will focus on strengthening our longstanding bilateral partnership on democracy, development, security and human rights,” it aded.

The Secretary will also travel to New Delhi, India, for meetings with senior Indian officials.  On August 30, the Secretary and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will co-chair the second U.S.-India Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD).

Secretaries Kerry and Pritzker will be joined by their respective Indian co-chairs, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman, along with members of the U.S. delegation and their Indian counterparts, according to his tour itinerary.

Elizabeth Trudeau, Director, Office of Press Relations said the Secretary is likely to meet the government top officials in Dhaka to discuss growing cooperation on global issues.

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Mahmud Ali told the journalists on Wednesday that Kerry will discuss issues related to the bilateral relationship between US and Bangladesh in his brief visit.

The minister said all the preparation regarding his visit is being taken.

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