World Refugee Day

Embassy of the United States of America  Public Affairs Section  Tel: 880-2-55662000  Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688  E-mail:  DhakaPA@state.gov   Website:  https://bd.usembassy.gov   “World Refugee Day” By Marcia Bernicat U.S. Ambassador to Dhaka June 20, 2018 Tragically, more than 68 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and are in need of generous hearts to help them ...
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U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert Expressed Concern Regarding Bangladesh’s Counter-Narcotics Campaign

We are concerned by reports that at least 147 people have been killed and 21,000 arrested since early May by Bangladeshi security forces in a nationwide counter-narcotics campaign.  We urge Bangladesh to conduct thorough and transparent investigations into all credible reports of extrajudicial killings.
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U.S. Department of State Releases The 2017 International Religious Freedom Report

On May 29, 2018 the U.S. Department of State released the 2017 International Religious Freedom Annual Report.  In his remarks on the release of the report, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called religious freedom “a right belonging to every individual on the globe” and said the U.S. “stands with those who yearn for religious liberty.”
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REMARKS BY U.S. AMBASSADOR MARCIA BERNICAT AT PRESS CONFERENCE ON BGMEA-BUFT JOURNALISM STUDY TOUR THROUGH THE IVLP

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website:  https://bd.usembassy.gov   REMARKS BY U.S. AMBASSADOR MARCIA BERNICAT AT PRESS CONFERENCE ON BGMEA-BUFT JOURNALISM STUDY TOUR THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (IVLP) BGMEA Headquarters, Dhaka. May 28, 2018     Mr. Md. Siddiqur Rahman, BGMEA President; Mr. ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   Presidential Message on Ramadan   With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month ...
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U.S. MISSION IN BANGLADESH CLOSED ON MAY 27 ON THE OCCASION OF MEMORIAL DAY

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website:  https://bd.usembassy.gov     U.S. MISSION IN BANGLADESH CLOSED ON MAY 27 ON THE OCCASION OF MEMORIAL DAY   DHAKA, MAY 24 — The U.S. Embassy Dhaka, including the Consular Section and the American Center with the Archer K. ...
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U.S. PROVIDES $44 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR ROHINGYA

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website:  https://bd.usembassy.gov   U.S. PROVIDES $44 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR ROHINGYA   DHAKA, MAY 15, 2018— The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),  is providing an additional $44 million in humanitarian assistance to ...
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The United States Announces Humanitarian Assistance for Rohingya and Other Vulnerable People in Burma and Bangladesh

The United States announces more than $44 million in additional humanitarian assistance to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and people affected by violence and conflict in Burma. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from Burma to more than $299 million.
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U.S. EMBASSY DHAKA CLOSED ON APRIL 29, MAY 2 ON OCCASIONS OF BUDDHA PURNIMA & SHAB-E-BARAT

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   U.S. EMBASSY DHAKA CLOSED ON APRIL 29, MAY 2 ON OCCASIONS OF BUDDHA PURNIMA & SHAB-E-BARAT   DHAKA, APRIL 26 — The American Embassy, including the Consular Section and the American Center, will be closed ...
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STATEMENT BY SPOKESPERSON CLAYTON M. MCCLESKEY ON THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF XULHAZ MANNAN

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   STATEMENT BY SPOKESPERSON CLAYTON M. MCCLESKEY ON THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE MURDER OF XULHAZ MANNAN   On April 25, 2016, USAID employee Xulhaz Mannan was brutally murdered for his advocacy for human rights in ...
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U.S. PROVIDES ADDITIONAL $50 MILLION IN RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS IN BANGLADESH

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov U.S. PROVIDES ADDITIONAL $50 MILLION IN RESPONSE TO THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CRISIS IN BANGLADESH DHAKA, APRIL 25, 2018— The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is providing an additional $50 million ...
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Statement from the President and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018   Statement from the President on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush   President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join the Nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush. As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse, ...
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Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback’s Travel to Turkey and Bangladesh

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback’s Travel to Turkey and Bangladesh April 16, 2018   DHAKA, APRIL 16, 2018 –  Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback will travel to ...
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Bengali New Year 1425

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   Press Statement John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State, Washington, DC.   Dhaka, April 12, 2018 – On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I wish Bengalis everywhere a joyous New Year. We commemorate this ...
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United States Donates Nearly One Million Health Products to Rohingya Relief Efforts

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   United States Donates Nearly One Million Health Products to Rohingya Relief Efforts   Dhaka, March 28, 2018 – In response to a request from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the United States Agency ...
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MESSAGE FROM U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO PRESIDENT ABDUL HAMID AND PRIME MINISTER SHEIKH HASINA ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   PRESS RELEASE   MESSAGE FROM U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO PRESIDENT ABDUL HAMID AND PRIME MINISTER SHEIKH HASINA ON THE OCCASION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY March 27, 2018   DHAKA, MARCH 27, 2018 – Please find ...
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AMB BERNICAT’S CLOSING REMARKS AT THE MULTINATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INTEROPERABILITY PROGRAM (MCIP) PLANNING STAFF WORKSHOP (PSW-1)

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   AMB BERNICAT’S CLOSING REMARKS AT THE MULTINATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INTEROPERABILITY PROGRAM (MCIP) PLANNING STAFF WORKSHOP (PSW-1) – (PART OF PACIFIC ENDEAVOR 2018) Westin Hotel, Gulshan II Dhaka Thursday, March 8, 2018   Principal Staff Officer (PSO) ...
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Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2018 Annual Observance of International Women’s Day   As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status ...
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U.S. Department of State Hosts World Wildlife Day Event to Highlight Threats to Big Cats

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 1, 2018 U.S. Department of State Hosts World Wildlife Day Event to Highlight Threats to Big Cats   In honor of World Wildlife Day, the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) hosted a “Big Cats and their Habitats” roundtable discussion on ...
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EXERCISE SHANTI DOOT-4 BEGINS IN BANGLADESH

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   EXERCISE SHANTI DOOT-4 BEGINS IN BANGLADESH   DHAKA, FEBRUARY 26, 2018 – Bangladesh, the United States, and several other nations from around the world today announced their participation in the Shanti Doot 4 exercise to ...
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U.S. PROVIDES DNA DATABASE TRAINING, DELIVERS DNA INDEX SOFTWARE TO BANGLADESH POLICE TO ENHANCE IDENTIFICATION CAPABILITY

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   U.S. PROVIDES DNA DATABASE TRAINING, DELIVERS DNA INDEX SOFTWARE TO BANGLADESH POLICE TO ENHANCE IDENTIFICATION CAPABILITY   DHAKA, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – On Thursday, the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat attended the “Combined DNA ...
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UNITED STATES ANNOUNCES $18 MILLION IN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO WORLD FOOD PROGRAM TO FIGHT FOOD INSECURITY AMONG ROHINGYA REFUGEES

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   UNITED STATES ANNOUNCES $18 MILLION IN HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO WORLD FOOD PROGRAM TO FIGHT FOOD INSECURITY AMONG ROHINGYA REFUGEES   DHAKA, JANUARY 25, 2018 – Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International ...
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USAID ANNOUNCES $7.5 MILLION AWARD TO UNICEF TO FIGHT MALNUTRITION AMONG ROHINGYA REFUGEES

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov Website: https://bd.usembassy.gov   USAID ANNOUNCES $7.5 MILLION AWARD TO UNICEF TO FIGHT MALNUTRITION AMONG ROHINGYA REFUGEES   Dhaka, December 11, 2017 – On December 6, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded $7.5 million to the United ...
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International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2017 Sixty-nine years ago today, in the aftermath of World War II, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all individuals, and ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw Leads Delegation to Burma and Bangladesh

Simon Henshaw, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, will lead a delegation to Burma and Bangladesh October 29-November 4 to discuss ways to address the humanitarian and human rights concerns stemming from the Rakhine State crisis and improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons in Burma, ...
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Celebrating the Five-Year Anniversary of the EMK Center

Friday evening, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts (EMK Center). Joining the Ambassador were supporters and partners from academia, arts, business, civil society, the diplomatic community, and alumni of U.S. Department of State exchange programs.
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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State, Burma

The United States is providing an additional nearly $32 million in humanitarian assistance to address the urgent needs of Rohingya fleeing violence from Rakhine State, Burma to Bangladesh, as well as internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, and host communities in Bangladesh. The United States is pleased to have announced this support during the 72nd ...
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Press Statement from US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Bangladesh Hosting of Rohingya

We are very concerned by the United Nations announcement on September 8 that an estimated 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since August 25 following allegations of serious human rights abuses in Burma’s Rakhine State, including violent attacks and mass burnings of villages. We continue to coordinate closely with our partners, including the UN High ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells Visited Dhaka

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice G. Wells just completed a two-day visit in Bangladesh, August 29-30. While in Dhaka, Ambassador Wells met with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on August 29 at the Padma Guest House and Prime Minister Sheikh ...
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US Embassy Dhaka Closed on August 31- September 3 to Celebrate Eid-ul-Adha and US Labor Day

The American Embassy, including the Consular Section and the American Center with the Archer K. Blood American Center Library and the EducationUSA Student Advising Center, will be closed from August 31 to September 03 (Thursday through Sunday) on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, a Bangladeshi national holiday, and US Labor Day, an American holiday.
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Chargé d’Affairs Joel Reifman Greets Bangladeshi Students who Participated in Global Robotic and Social Media Competitions

Last evening during a reception event at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, Chargé d’Affairs Joel Reifman congratulated Bangladeshi STEM students who recently participated in a number of robotic and social media competitions. The reception was organized by the American Center to honor participants including Bangladeshi Mars Rover teams from six different universities, the Robot Olympiad’s high ...
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Bangladesh Increases its Capacity to Train UN Peacekeepers

U.S. Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., the Commander of United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) attended the dedication ceremony for the new multi-purpose training facility as part of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) in Gazipur and in support of the U.S. State Department’s Global Peace Operations Initiative or GPOI program. U.S. Ambassador ...
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Commander of U.S. Pacific Command visits Bangladesh

U.S. Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., the Commander of United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), arrived in Dhaka on July 08. While in Bangladesh, Adm. Harris met with senior government and military officials to discuss a range of regional topics and attend the dedication of the new multipurpose training facility at the Bangladesh Institute for Peace ...
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USTR Press Release on 3rd Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement Council Meeting

The United States-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) Council held its third meeting on May 17, 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh to promote expanded bilateral trade and investment in goods and services. The meeting was co-chaired by Shubhashish Bose, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh and Mark Linscott, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative.
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First Lady Melania Trump & Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon to Honor Bangladeshi & 12 Others as Women of Courage

First Lady Melania Trump and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon will present the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award to a group of extraordinary women from around the world today at the U.S. Department of State, including Sharmin Akter of Bangladesh.
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U.S. Mission in Bangladesh will be Closed on February 19 & 21

The U.S. Embassy Dhaka, including the Consular Section and the American Center with the Archer K. Blood American Center Library and the EducationUSA Student Advising Center, will remain closed on Sunday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to celebrate President's Day, an official holiday in the United States, and in observance of Bangladesh’s International ...
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New USAID Project to Boost Agricultural Innovation & Technology Diffusion

Millions of smallholder farmers in South and Southeast Asia are attempting to diversify beyond staple crops to increase their incomes, nutrition, and resilience in response to climate change and shifting market demand. Although they are potentially significant producers of fresh vegetables and farmed fish, most smallholders lack access to technologies that would help them produce ...
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U.S. Embassy Dhaka Releases Music Video to Celebrate 4 Million Facebook Fans

The U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh is releasing a music video Nache Ey Mon featuring U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat, singers Pritom Hasan and Tahsan, cricketer Mehedi Hasan Miraz and others on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The video filmed in and around Dhaka celebrates the embassy’s Facebook page gaining four million fans.
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Ambassador-At-Large For International Religious Freedom David N. Saperstein In Dhaka

David N. Saperstein, the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, will travel to Bangladesh this week. While in Bangladesh, Ambassador Saperstein will discuss religious freedom with government officials, civil society representatives, and a range of leaders representing both majority and minority religious communities.
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New USAID-Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief Project Launched

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDM&R) inaugurated Nobo Jatra, its new five-year Food for Peace project in Khulna. Implemented by World Vision Bangladesh in collaboration with the World Food Program and Winrock International, the USAID Nobo Jatra project will improve food ...
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New USAID-MOCHTA Project to Improve Food Security & Nutrition in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts (MoCHTA) inaugurated SAPLING, its new five-year Sustainable Agriculture and Production Linked to Improved Nutrition Status, Resilience, and Gender Equity project, in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Implemented by Helen Keller International, the USAID SAPLING project will improve food ...
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Notice to Foreign Media on How to Cover the 2016 Elections

The U.S. Embassy is happy to provide the following information from the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Press Centers (FPC): There are no official credentials to cover the 2016 elections, either local or presidential. Each of the 50 states has their own regulations regarding elections and electoral procedures. For information on how to access polling ...
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U.S. Embassy Dhaka Closed on October 9 & 11 on the Occasion of Columbus Day and Durga Puja

The U.S. Embassy, including the Consular Section and the American Center with the Archer K. Blood American Center Library and the EducationUSA Student Advising Center, will be closed on Sunday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 11 2016, on the occasion of Columbus Day, an American holiday, and in observance of Durga Puja, a Bangladeshi national ...
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Secretary of State Kerry to Travel to Dhaka and New Delhi

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh, on August 29 to highlight the longstanding and broad U.S.-Bangladesh relationship. Secretary Kerry will meet with government officials to discuss our growing cooperation on global issues. He also will focus on strengthening our longstanding bilateral partnership on democracy, development, security and human rights.
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“Road to the White House” Facebook Chat on Social Media in Campaigns

Join us for our August 16 election chat on Social Media in Campaigns at 7 pm. The chat will feature Chris Talbot, the founder and President of Talbot Digital, and an expert on digital marketing in politics. His firm provides online communications and media strategy, message development and implementation, social media management, online advertising, tracking ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal Meets with Home Minister

DHAKA, JULY 11, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Manpreet Anand met today with Home Minister Assaduzzaman Khan to discuss Bangladesh’s bilateral relations with the United States and the ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal Meets with Foreign Minister

DHAKA, JULY 10, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Manpreet Anand met today with Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali and Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque to discuss Bangladesh’s bilateral relations with ...
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U.S. Embassy Dhaka Closed on July 3-4 & 6-7 in Observance of Shab-e-Qadr, U.S. Independence Day and Eid-ul-Fitr

DHAKA, JUNE 30 -- The American Embassy, including the Consular Section and the American Center, will be closed on Sunday, July 3 in observance of Shab-e-Qadr and Monday, July 4 in observance of U.S. Independence Day. The Embassy will be closed again on Wednesday-Thursday, July 6-7 to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. Shab-e-Qadr and Eid-ul-Fitr are Bangladeshi national ...
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Op-Ed by Col. Joseph Martin, Director, CFE-DM: Civil-Military Coordination in Disaster Response

Last year, the Asia Pacific region continued to be the most disaster prone region in the world. Severe flooding affected India, Indonesia, and Japan, while the Nepal earthquake devastated Kathmandu. Experts warn that climate change will cause cyclones, epidemics, and severe flooding, which will plague the region with increasing intensity. What these disasters continue to ...
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U.S. Trade Show Promotes Economic Ties

DHAKA, March 1, 2016 – The 24th annual U.S. Trade Show will take place from March 3 to 5, 2016 at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka. The U.S. Embassy is partnering with the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh to organize the trade show, which will host booths from 100 U.S. businesses, showcasing ...
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President and Chairman of U.S. Export-Import Bank Fred Hochberg’s Visit to Bangladesh

DHAKA, February 3, 2016 – Export-Import Bank of the United States Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg will visit Dhaka on February 3 and 4 to engage in discussions with Government of Bangladesh officials and business leaders intended to expand commercial interaction between the United States and Bangladesh. Chairman Hochberg will give remarks on February ...
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U.S., Bangladesh Navies Strengthen Maritime Partnerships during 5th CARAT Bangladesh

DHAKA, SEPTEMBER 29 - The fifth annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh exercise conducted by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the Bangladesh Navy will commence with an opening ceremony at Naval Base Issa Khan on September 30. Continuing through October 4, CARAT Bangladesh 2015 will feature five days of shore-based ...
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USAID’s Global Chief to Visit Dhaka

DHAKA, AUGUST 26, 2015 – Alfonso Lenhardt, current head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), arrives in Dhaka on August 28 for a four-day visit. Administrator Lenhardt leads USAID—the primary U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential in over 100 ...
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USAID Food for Peace Program in Bangladesh Share Results and Way Forward with Key Stakeholders

DHAKA, August 13, 2015 —The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented the achievements and lessons learned from the most recent phase of its Food for Peace (FFP) program at an event widely attended by prominent members of the Government of Bangladesh as well as development partners and practitioners, international and local NGOs, implementing partners, ...
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Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Workshop 2015: Protecting and Saving our Tigers

Dhaka, August 13, 2015 – Earlier today, U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat and Law Minister of Bangladesh, Honorable Anisul Huq presided over the closing ceremonies for the 2015 Combatting Wildlife Trafficking Workshop: Protecting and Saving our Tigers at the Police Staff College in Mirpur, Dhaka. The workshop was opened on August 12 by USAID-Bangladesh Mission Director ...
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U.S. Coast Guard Transferred Cutter Rush to the Bangladesh Navy as the BNS Somudra Avijan

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION TEL: 880-2-5566-2000 FAX: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-MAIL: DhakaPA@state.gov WEBSITE: https://bd.usembassy.gov/ DHAKA, MAY 7, 2015 – The Coast Guard decommissioned and transferred the Cutter Rush to the Bangladesh Navy as the BNS Somudra Avijan during an official signing ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, on Wednesday afternoon. ...
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Op-Ed by Secretary of State John Kerry “Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism”

Show the world the power of peaceful communities, and tackle bad governance that breeds frustration. Throughout our history, we have faced threats from aggression, genocide, chaos and dictatorship. Today we are asked to wage a new war against a new enemy. The battlefield is different, and so are the weapons that we need to overcome ...
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U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat Inaugurates Trafficking in Persons Seminar in Dhaka Today

Dhaka, February 18, 2015 – The United States Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Assistance, Development and Training (DOJ OPDAT), the Office of International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (DOJ ICITAP), and the Overseas Criminal Investigations (OCI) branch of the Regional Security Office is organizing a one-day program on human trafficking at the American Club ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Anne Richard to Visit Bangladesh from January 20-23

Cox’s Bazar, January 19, 2015 - Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard is on travel to Bangladesh from January 20-23. During the trip, she will meet with government officials and international and non-governmental organizations in Dhaka and then travel to Cox’s Bazar to meet with district and local officials, ...
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U.S. Department of Justice Trains Bangladeshi Prosecutors

Dhaka, January 15, 2015 – Tonight, Chargé e d’Affaires David Meale, Law Minister of Bangladesh, Honorable Anisul Huq and U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) Legal Advisor Thomas Dougherty will welcome over eighty prosecutors to the 2015 OPDAT Case Preparation and Trial Skills Training Program Alumni Symposium at ...
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