Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Momen

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen to reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Bangladesh relationship and discuss our continued cooperation to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More»

Are You a Mid-Career Professional Interested in a Unique Professional Development Experience?

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential, a commitment to public service and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent, non-degree study at a leading U.S. university. Read More»

COVID-19 Information

INFORMATION ON FLIGHTS: The Government of Bangladesh has authorized the resumption of limited international commercial flights. Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Emirates, and Qatar Airways have resumed flights, and Turkish Airlines is scheduled to resume flights in July.  U.S. citizens wishing to travel should contact the airlines directly to purchase a seat. The U.S. Embassy has learned ... Read More»

What Still Needs to Happen to Win the Fight Against Human Trafficking

In late 2019, we learned of the harrowing plight of Suma Akter, a Bangladeshi woman in Saudi Arabia who secretly recorded and shared on social media her story of abuse and exploitation abroad. Read More»

U.S. and Philippines Host Virtual Counterterrorism Conference for Regional Criminal Justice Officials

On June 23, the U.S. Embassy’s Department of Justice - Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (DOJ-OPDAT) and its Philippine Department of Justice partners hosted a virtual regional counterterrorism conference.  Read More»

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead the global effort to respond to and end the COVID-19 pandemic. Building upon decades of investment in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance, the American people should be proud of the real results we are achieving through our help to nations around the world, which also helps protect the homeland. Read More»

U.S. Embassy Provides COVID-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh Customs Department

U.S. Embassy Dhaka coordinated with the National Board of Revenue to distribute COVID-19 personal protective equipment to the Customs Department. Read More»

The U.S. Govt. Delivers More Than $173 Million in New Funding to Support Bangladesh’s COVID-19 Response

Funding builds on more than $1 billion in health assistance to Bangladesh over the past 20 years and includes funding to support food assistance to urban poor living in Dhaka. Read More»

Media Note: Are You a Junior-Level University Teacher? Interested in Teaching Bengali on a U.S. CAMPUS?

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program provides early career Bangladeshi university teachers the opportunity to spend nine months in the United States, refining foreign language teaching skills, and participating in campus, community, and cultural activities. Read More»

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The United States continues to lead in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrated by recent announcements of new foreign assistance that are made possible through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action. Read More»

Protect Yourself When Using Transportation

As schools, businesses, and community organizations begin to resume operations during COVID-19, protect yourself and others when using public transportation: • Stay home when sick • Cover your coughs and sneezes • Wear cloth face coverings when physical distancing is difficult. • Practice hand hygiene before you leave and once you arrive at your destination. ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Statement On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

Susan and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Over the past month, Muslims at home and abroad have fasted, centered around spiritual reflection, community and values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity, and have adapted to practicing their faith and observing Ramadan in a world changed by ... Read More»

Digital Briefing with Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Hello, I would like to welcome journalists to today’s virtual press briefing with Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.  Read More»

Delivering on American Commitments in the COVID-19 Response with Additional Foreign Assistance

Months into fighting the COVID-19 pandemic at home and abroad, the United States is continuing to lead the global charge against the pandemic, building on decades of leadership in life-saving health and humanitarian assistance. Read More»

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. Government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More»

U.S. Embassy Dhaka Closed May 21-26 in Observance of Shab-E-Qadr, U.S. Memorial Day, and Eid-Ul-Fitr

The United States Embassy, including the Consular Section, will be closed on Thursday, May 21,  in observance of Shab-e-Qadr; Sunday, May 24, in observance of U.S. Memorial Day holiday; and Monday, May 25 through Tuesday, May 26, in observance of Eid-ul-Fitr.  Emergency services for American citizens will be available over the holidays.  American citizens with ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Dhaka Hosts Arts Envoys for Virtual Masterclass For Bangladeshi Filmmakers May 11-19

Five U.S. Arts Envoys led the virtual masterclass which included independent films screenings.  The masterclass kicked off a year-long partnership with 12 promising Bangladeshi filmmakers to promote free expression in the arts, economic diversification, and greater cooperation between the people of Bangladesh and the United States.   Read More»

Apply to the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program to Gain Teaching Experience in a U.S. Classroom

The six-week exchange program combining coursework, training, U.S. cultural site visits, and a teaching internship in a U.S. classroom takes place in the spring or fall 2021 session of choice. Deadline for applications extended to June 10, 2020 Read More»

Application Deadline Extended for Fulbright Foreign Student Program FY2021-22!

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for a fully funded Master’s Degree in the United States. Preferred candidates include young faculty from Bangladeshi universities, junior to mid-level employees of research organizations, think tanks, NGOs, and the public and private sectors.  Read More»

U.S. Embassy Provides COVID-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh First Responders

U.S. Embassy Dhaka coordinated with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Home Affairs to distribute the COVID-19 personal protective equipment to the Fire Service and Civil Defense first responders Read More»

Ambassador Miller’s Remarks at Official Launch Ceremony for Online COVID-19 Course for Doctors

Assalamualaikum. Greetings, all.  Ramadan Mubarak. To those observing Ramadan I wish you and your families all the blessings of the holy month.  During these trying times, the values at the heart of Ramadan and Islam – compassion, gratitude, and generosity – are more important than ever. Read More»

The United States Government Provides Over $22 Million for Fighting COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Funding builds on more than $1 billion in health assistance to Bangladesh over the past 20 years, and includes funding for the free, online COVID-19 training course for doctors across Bangladesh inaugurated via a virtual ceremony today. Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the World Press Freedom

On World Press Freedom Day, recognized around the world on May 3, we highlight the critical role of independent media in facilitating the open exchange of information and ideas so vital to free, prosperous, and secure democratic societies. Read More»

Statement by Ambassador Miller on World Press Freedom Day 2020 

On World Press Freedom Day, May 3, the United States joins countries around the world to reaffirm the universal right of free expression and the essential role press freedom plays in protecting democracy and keeping citizens informed and safe.  Read More»

EXIM Board Takes United Action in Response to COVID-19 to Support U.S. Exporters and Jobs with Unprecedented Financing Flexibility

On behalf of the U.S. government, the U.S. Embassy is transmitting a press release from the U.S. Export Import Bank (EXIM) to ensure that Bangladeshi importers and buyers of U.S. products and services are aware of new measures to temporarily expand the types of financing EXIM can provide as part of the U.S. government’s efforts ... Read More»

Secretary of State Pompeo’s Message on Ramadan, 2020

On behalf of the American people, I extend my best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world as they mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time of introspection, service, and compassion Read More»

United States and Bangladesh Partner to Help U.S. Citizens Return Home

The safety and welfare of American citizens in Bangladesh is the U.S. Embassy’s highest priority. The Embassy is open and continues to provide assistance and services to American citizens as well as emergency visa services on a case-by-case basis.  Read More»

U.S. Embassy Dhaka closed on April 9 in observance of Shab-E-Barat and on April 14 in observance of Bengali new year

The United States Embassy, including the Consular Section, will be closed on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in observance of Shab-e-Barat, and on Tuesday, April 14, in observance of Bengali New Year.  Emergency services for American citizens will be available on both holidays.  Please call (88) (02) 5566-2000 to speak with the duty officer. Read More»

Ambassador Miller’s Message about the United States’ Enduring Commitment to the Bangladeshi People

A special message from Ambassador Miller about the U.S. government’s support for the Government of Bangladesh’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID -19 and the Bangladeshi health sector over the years. While U.S. Embassy Dhaka remains open, like many Embassy staff, Ambassador Miller is also doing his part to fight COVID-19 by practicing social ... Read More»

Ambassador Miller’s Message to U.S Citizens

A special message for American citizens in Bangladesh from Ambassador Miller. While U.S. Embassy Dhaka remains open, like many Embassy staff, Ambassador Miller is practicing social distancing by working from home. In his message, Ambassador Miller reminds all American citizens to register for the STEP program at https://step.state.gov/ to receive the latest updates. Read More»

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh are working to arrange a potential special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.  The flight is not yet authorized or confirmed, but we are targeting Monday, April 13 for the departure date, and an arrival the following ... Read More»

Health/Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

April 4, 2020 Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event: The Bangladesh Ministry of Health confirmed 61 cases of COVID-19 in the country. The Government of Bangladesh has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  The Government of Bangladesh announced a general holiday period from March 29 to April 11.  ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Location:  Bangladesh Note:  The U.S. Embassy remains open for business. Event:  The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy Bangladesh have arranged a special chartered flight for U.S. citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Monday, March 30, 2020. This flight will include a Dhaka to Doha, Qatar leg and ... Read More»

Virtual Town Hall- U.S. Embassy [Dhaka, Bangladesh]

Location:  Bangladesh Event:  U.S. citizens are invited to join Ambassador Earl R. Miller for a Virtual Town Hall meeting via Zoom on Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. (GMT +6). Ambassador Miller will discuss the Embassy’s efforts to secure flights to the United States and participate in a Q&A session.  U.S. Embassy consular staff will ... Read More»

Ambassador Miller Shares a Special Message on Bangladesh’s 49th Independence Day

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I wish to congratulate the people of Bangladesh on your 49th anniversary of independence.  I also extend my best wishes as you commemorate the centennial of the birth of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, “Father of the Nation,” ahead of your 2021 Golden Jubilee. Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh announced a government holiday period from March 29 to April 2.  Bangladeshi government offices and private sector organizations will largely be closed from March 26 to April 4 and the government has advised everyone to stay home during this period. Hospitals, pharmacies, and kitchen markets will remain open.  Public transportation and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

U.S. citizens and their family members attempting to depart Bangladesh should continue to work to secure a ticket on a commercial flight. If you are an American citizen and have been unable to secure a commercial flight, please send the following information to DhakaACS@state.gov with the word “Flight” in the subject line Read More»

Ambassador Miller’s Message to U.S. Citizens in Bangladesh

Dear Fellow American Citizens in Bangladesh, These are challenging times.  Nations around the world, including Bangladesh and the United States, are working together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are all in this fight together.  Read More»

Information for Visa Applicants Regarding Coronavirus

In response to the global COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. Embassy Dhaka has cancelled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments, starting March 19, 2020.  We will resume regular visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date.  Read More»

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing

This afternoon, we’re announcing new guidelines for every American to follow over the next 15 days as we combat the virus.  Each and every one of us has a critical role to play in stopping the spread and transmission of the virus.  Read More»

United States Provides Assistance to Bangladesh to Respond to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The U.S. government recently announced a commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries either affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread.  Read More»

Ambassador Miller Celebrates International Women’s Day in Chattogram, Promotes Cultural Ties with People of Bangladesh

Ambassador Earl Miller visited Chattogram March 8-10 to celebrate International Women’s Day and reinforce cultural bonds between the United States and the Bangladeshi people. Read More»

Media Note: Call for Applications for the 2020 Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar

Women entrepreneurs, business managers, social innovators, policy makers, and civil society leaders with 7 years of experience are invited to apply for a 13-day program in Hawaii with other women leaders from around the world. Read More»

United States, United Kingdom, and Bangladesh Special Operations Exchange

The first of its kind trilateral military exchange took place February 16 – March 12 aimed at improving joint interoperability in responding to security threats and crisis situations in the region through the exchange of techniques, ideas, and practices. DHAKA, March 10, 2020 – U.S. Ambassador Earl Miller and Bangladesh Navy Rear Admiral Mohammed Shaheen ... Read More»

The East-West Center is Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Senior Journalists Seminar

Bangladeshi Journalists with at least 10 years of experience are invited to apply for a three-week program with other senior journalists from around the world.  The program will include stops in Washington, DC; Charlotte, North Carolina; Sri Lanka; and, Malaysia. Application Deadline Extended: Thursday, March 19, 2020. Read More»

Ambassador Miller’s Press Statement Announcing JRP 2020 Funding

March 4, 2020 As-salamu Alaykum.  Thank you all for being here. Yesterday in Geneva,  at the launch of the 2020 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, the United States announced more than $59 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh, and internally displaced Rohingya and members of ... Read More»

Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on The Commitment of $37 Million in Assistance to Respond to Novel Coronavirus Covid-19

The U.S. Government announced today a commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 countries affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of its spread. Read More»

United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Displaced Rohingya and Members of Other Affected Communities in Bangladesh and Burma

On March 3, the United States announced more than $59 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh and internally displaced Rohingya and members of other affected communities in Burma.  Read More»
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