Remarks for the U.S. Independence Day Program BY US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat

Welcome to the U.S. Embassy and happy early 4th of July!  Tomorrow, Americans all over the world will celebrate this holiday with family and friends.  As many of you know, this is my last Independence Day celebration as the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh.  I could not be more grateful to have all of you here ...
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Secretary of State Pompeo Delivers Remarks at the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

SECRETARY POMPEO: Welcome, everyone to the State Department. We are incredibly proud to be hosting this event today. I want to thank Ivanka Trump for joining us at this event for the second year in a row now. Your personal engagement with this issue matters an awful lot. It illustrates the administration’s complete commitment to and ...
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Remarks by Acting Under Secretary Nauert at Bangladesh’s National Day Reception, Embassy of Bangladesh, Washington, D.C.

Good evening, it is my pleasure and honor to be here celebrating Bangladesh’s national Independence Day. Thank you for your very kind introduction Ambassador Ziauddin. It is wonderful to see you again.  Your many years of service to your nation are a credit to you and the skill of the diplomats of the Bangladesh Foreign ...
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American International University Bangladesh Convocation 2018

What an honor it is to be with all of you at the 18th Convocation of American International University Bangladesh to celebrate the accomplishments of today’s graduates and to commend the dedication and commitment of AIUB’s esteemed faculty, staff, administration, and, of course, the parents, guardians and family members who worked endlessly; who put in ...
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American Center Pop-Up

I am excited to be at NSU today to launch our first American Center Pop-Up of 2018!  Thank you all for welcoming Deputy Assistant Secretary Rosenblum, my staff, and me to your campus. We chose to come to NSU because we know all of you, like so many American university students and faculty, value life-long ...
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REMARKS BY DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE DAN ROSENBLUM ON “THE UNITED STATES AND THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION”

Thank you Major General Rahman for that introduction and thank you to the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies for hosting this event today.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to talk about the U.S. vision for a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, and to do so here in Dhaka is a great honor.  Our ...
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U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat’s Remarks at the American Alumni Association (AAA) Awards Dinner

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 U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat’s Remarks at the American Alumni Association (AAA) Awards Dinner Dhaka, November 24, 2017 Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Adviser to the Prime Minister on International Affairs; Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, M.P., State Minister for Foreign ...
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Ambassador Bernicat’s Remarks on Advancing Women Leadership & Participation for Inclusive Elections

On behalf of the United States Government, I’m delighted to be here today to recognize the importance of women’s participation in Bangladesh’s democratic development.  I’d like to thank the Chief Election Commissioner, Mr. K.M. Nurul Huda, and senior political leaders for their support and for their commitment to strengthening Bangladesh’s democracy.
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Ambassador Bernicat’s Remarks at the Inaugural Event of the Bangladesh Incident Management System (BIMS) Two Day Introductory Workshop

On behalf of the United States Embassy in Bangladesh, I am honored to be here to help launch such an important effort. We know that our two countries benefit when we work together to solve and overcome obstacles. Our ability to respond and adapt to natural disasters is one of those challenges. By sharing and ...
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Ambassador Bernicat’s Remarks at Apparel Summit

In the past, you have heard me start with praise for all the successes that the RMG sector in Bangladesh has made in recent years, and they are remarkable. But my message today is that responses from the United States will largely depend on what happens here in Bangladesh. And this is about the future, ...
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Ambassador Bernicat’s Remarks at DIU Foundation Day Ceremony

January 28, 2017: One of the strongest connections between Bangladesh and the United States is our profound respect for education, commitment to teaching, and passion for learning. An exceptional education can change and improve a person’s life. An exceptional university can change and improve a community. DIU is an exceptional university with a mission to ...
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Ambassador Bernicat’s Remarks on the Nari Uddug Kendra Grand Gala Celebration Ceremony to Award “WOMEN LEAD WORLD” Honor

I am so pleased to be with all you this evening as we celebrate Nari Uddug Kendra’s accomplishments. For 25 years – a quarter century! – Nari Uddug Kendra has devoted itself to promoting gender equality and human rights and by fostering the personal and political empowerment of women and girls.
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Joint Statement of the Fifth U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue

The Governments of the United States and Bangladesh, led respectively by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, convened the fifth annual Partnership Dialogue on June 23-24, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Both sides highlighted the growing bilateral ties between Bangladesh and the United States and reaffirmed ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Marcia Bernicat for World Environment Day

I am very happy to be here with the students of Independent University Bangladesh to celebrate World Environment Day. Environmental problems respect no borders. Addressing them and achieving sustainable management of natural resources worldwide requires the cooperation and commitment of all countries. This is a real opportunity to generate positive environmental action in the coming ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Bernicat on Press freedom Day

Today, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day. Established by the United Nations, it offers us an opportunity to celebrate the essential role that press freedom plays in democracy. As President Obama said, World Press Freedom Day is "a time for us to reflect and honor all those journalists who are languishing in jail as we ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Marcia Bernicat at the Launch of USAID’s Enhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh

Over the past two decades, Bangladesh has made tremendous progress in developing its natural resources for the benefit of its people. Since 1997, the U.S. Government and Government of Bangladesh have partnered to establish collaborative management—or co-management—systems for protected forests and wetlands, including the precious Sundarbans mangrove forest.
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Remarks by Ambassador Marcia Bernicat at the Closing Ceremony of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2015

It is an honor to be here today at Issa Khan and to see our strong bilateral relationship at work between the Bangladesh Navy and the United States Navy. I recently participated in the fourth annual U.S.-Bangladesh Bilateral Security Dialogue, where our governments reviewed the successes of our security cooperation and discussed ways in which ...
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Remarks by Charge d’affaires David Meale at the 2015 Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) Closing Ceremony

On behalf of Ambassador Marcia Bernicat, I want to thank you for inviting me here today to close the most important Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) we have ever executed in Bangladesh. I have been paying close attention to the planning and execution of this DREE, and I can say it is the most ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Marcia Bernicat at the USAID Food for Peace Program

Over the past forty-five years, Bangladesh has made tremendous progress in improving the food security of its people. We have witnessed remarkable gains in agricultural productivity to the point where Bangladesh is now almost self-sufficient in rice production. Extreme poverty has decreased over the years, and as a result of greater access to health care, ...
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