U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council, which will focus on advocacy and engagement to strengthen the bilateral commercial partnership.

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Ambassador Miller: Remarks during the Launch of iCAN Foundation’s “Unite for Change: End Human Trafficking” Online Workshop

Dhaka, Bangladesh March 21, 2021 As prepared. As-salamu alaykum. Good evening, everyone.  Thank you, Ayreen, for the kind introduction. It’s an honor to join all of you to kick-off the “Unite for Change:  End Human Trafficking” workshop.  iCAN Foundation and the team at the U.S. Embassy and American Corner Chittagong have put together an impressive …

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Ambassador Miller and Editors’ Council Discuss U.S.-Bangladesh Relations

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 …

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Ambassador Earl Miller’s Remarks at the Handover Event of Donated U.S. Manufactured Ventilators to Bangladesh at Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka

As-salamu alaykum. Good day. I would like to thank the Honorable Minister, our Government of Bangladesh partners, our heroic health care workers and members of the media for joining us today.

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Ambassador Miller Launches E-Mentoring Platform for Doctors to Treat COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Platform will provide online learning and mentoring for nearly 4,000 local doctors by connecting them with national professors of medicine at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and U.S. experts at the University of Michigan’s Internal Medicine Residency Program and Center for Global Health Equity.

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Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Visit to Bangladesh

During his October 14-16 trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met with senior Bangladesh government officials to advance the United States-Bangladesh partnership on a range of bilateral initiatives.

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United States Government Provides Fast COVID-19 Testing Machines and Biosafety Equipment to TB Hospital in Bangladesh

Today, Ambassador Earl R. Miller visited the 250-bed Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital in Shyamoli, Dhaka to observe how U.S. government-provided GeneXpert machines can detect COVID-19 within 45 minutes and handed over equipment to improve diagnosis of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).

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Bangladesh Flood Victims to Receive Emergency Assistance from  U.S. Government 

As floods spread across Bangladesh, the U.S. government is providing relief assistance, which builds on more than $7 billion in development assistance to Bangladesh since 1971.

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U.S. Embassy Provides Covid-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh Armed Forces Division in Sixth Handover

U.S. Embassy Dhaka distributed personal protective equipment (PPE)  to Bangladesh Armed Forces Division in support of its COVID-19 response efforts.

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Ambassador Miller’s U.S. Independence Day Message to American Citizens

Today, U.S. Embassy Dhaka joins American citizens in Bangladesh and well-wishers here and around the world in celebrating the 244th anniversary of the birth of the United States.

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Ambassador Miller’s Remarks at Virtual Counterterrorism Conference for Regional Criminal Justice Officials in Manila

Good day, everyone.  As-salamu alaykum. Warm greetings from Dhaka. There’s a wonderfully forgiving phrase I used in southern Africa when there were far too many distinguished dignitaries to properly recognize:  all protocols observed. But I would like to thank Ambassador Kim and his team for hosting this important workshop.  And thank all participants.  What an …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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. 

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RTV-VOA Workshop for Journalists on “Indo-Pacific Strategy: An Overview for Journalists”

The United States’ foreign direct investment in Bangladesh and total foreign direct investments in the Indo-Pacific totals nearly $1 trillion – we are committed to upholding freedom of the seas.  The United States has defended human rights and fundamental freedoms and championed free, fair, and reciprocal trade in the region, as you all know, for …

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Remarks by Ambassador Miller – New USG Contribution to Rohingya Crisis

Facebook Live Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Good morning from the United States Embassy in Dhaka!  I’m Ambassador Earl Miller, and I’m pleased to have a chance to speak directly with you and the U.S. Embassy’s nearly seven million Facebook followers. I’m coming to you live via Facebook because today is an important day for the …

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

Today in New York, the United States announced more than $127 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. 

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Ambassador Miller: U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Supports Bangladeshi Communities Affected By Rohingya Crisis

DHAKA, September 16, 2019 – United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller travelled to Cox’s Bazar September 13-15.  During his trip, he met with organizations providing assistance to Rohingya refugees and communities hosting refugees. The United States is the world’s leading contributor of humanitarian assistance in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis, having provided …

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U.S. Ambassador Earl R. Miller’s Opening Remarks at the EducationUSA South Asia Fall Tour 2019

September 7, 2019 – It’s a pleasure to join you today for the first EducationUSA Fair in Bangladesh in four years!  Dhaka is the first stop in the EducationUSA South Asia Fall Tour 2019, which includes Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 425 international student advising …

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Ambassador Miller’s Remarks at the Book Launch of Narratives of Gender Diversity Dhaka University

As delivered. Assalamualaikum.  Nomoshakar.  Honorable faculty of Dhaka University, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen – Good Afternoon.  I am truly honored to be here to celebrate academic research and Dr. Nasreen’s book Narratives of Gender Diversity. As a Fulbright Fellow alumna, recently returned from Rice University in Texas –there is a huge Bangladeshi-American community in …

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