Ambassador Haas: Statement after Credentialing

Photo Credit: Bangabhaban

Shubho Shonda (Good evening).  

I am excited to begin my assignment as the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh.  It was an honor for me to present my credentials to President Hamid.  I would like to thank the people of Bangladesh for your extremely hospitable welcome!

Bangladesh is an important U.S. partner.  Our bilateral relationship is broad and dynamic.  Our cooperation on economic issues, development, security, and climate change demonstrates the range of our strong partnership and future potential.

Beyond the work of government, the United States and Bangladesh are closely linked through our people-to-people ties.  Together, we have delivered greater prosperity to both our peoples while working to make the Indo-Pacific region more open, more secure, and more prosperous.

This year marks 50 years of friendship between our two countries. I look forward to using my tenure to work with you and solidify ties for the next 50 years and beyond.