DHAKA, December 2, 2020 – Yesterday, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller met with the Editors’ Council of Bangladesh to discuss U.S.-Bangladesh relations and a wide range of bilateral issues. During the virtual conversation, Ambassador Miller paid tribute to Bangladeshi journalists and media outlets for their tireless efforts during the ongoing pandemic to ensure the public has accurate, life-saving information about the novel coronavirus. He also highlighted the strength of U.S.-Bangladesh relations and expressed confidence this partnership will continue on its positive trajectory, deepening and expanding in 2021 as Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence.
Ambassador Miller spoke about the United States’ continued commitment to working with Bangladesh to fight COVID-19 and expand trade and other areas of cooperation, including clean energy and countering terrorism. He also reiterated U.S. support, as the largest donor of humanitarian assistance and through political engagement, for a solution to the Rohingya crisis while ensuring safe, voluntary, sustainable, and dignified repatriation of the refugees back to their homes.
The virtual conversation with Ambassador Miller is part of a new Editors’ Council of Bangladesh initiative to engage with heads of diplomatic missions and other development partners working in Bangladesh.