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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U.S. and Bangladesh Navies to Exercise Together in Bay of Bengal and Virtually during CARAT 2020

The U.S. and Bangladesh navies expand relationships and broaden maritime awareness during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2020, commencing Nov. 4. CARAT Bangladesh 2020 demonstrates the U.S.’s continuing commitment to working with the Bangladesh military to address shared maritime security concerns in the region and strengthen our partnership to ensure a free and …

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2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Promotes Free and Open Indo-Pacific

The third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum took place online and in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 28-29, 2020. It showcased high-impact private-sector investment and government efforts to support market competition, job growth, and high-standard economic development for greater prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.

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USAID Announces Launch of More Than $28 Million in Activities to Advance Regional Energy Markets in South Asia

Today, at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum hosted virtually out of Hanoi, Vietnam, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia Javier Piedra announced new activities valued at more than $28 million to advance regional energy markets in South Asia.

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USAID and U.S. Retail, Apparel, and Footwear Companies Announce Memorandum of Understanding to Help Hard-Hit Supply-Chain Workers in Asia

Today, at the U.S. Government’s third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum hosted virtually out of Hanoi, Vietnam, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a consortium of U.S. retail, apparel, and footwear companies and industry associations to pursue much-needed relief to the predominantly female workers …

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Under Secretary Hale’s Call with Burmese State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale spoke today with Burmese State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to reaffirm American support for democratic reforms and humanitarian relief efforts in Burma and a credible, transparent, and inclusive national election in November.

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Registration for the October 28 and 29, 2020 Virtual Indo-Pacific Business Forum is Open

Senior U.S. and international government officials, global industry executives, and other partners from the United States and the Indo-Pacific business community will gather virtually on the evenings of October 27 and 28 in the United States (the mornings of October 28 and 29 in the Indo-Pacific region) for the 2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF).

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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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Joint Press Statement of the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will bring the international community together this month to address the Rohingya crisis.

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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun

I am pleased to be here to celebrate yet the latest chapter of cooperation between the United States and Bangladesh, a relationship that dates back many decades and has bound the Bangladeshi people and the American people most closely together over these many years.

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Do You Want to Be A Force for Positive Change in Your Community? Interested in A Professional Development Opportunity in The United States?

U.S Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2021-2022 Community Solutions Program (CSP).  The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for engaged community leaders with a four-month fellowship in the United States.

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Joint Statement Regarding the Vision for Advancing the U.S.-Bangladesh Economic Partnership

A virtual meeting was convened by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach, and Adviser for Private Industry and Investment to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Salman F. Rahman, MP, on September 30, 2020 with a view to developing a Vision for Advancing U.S.-Bangladesh Economic Partnership. The …

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USAID Mission Director Visits Sylhet Region to Observe COVID-19 Response Activities and Continuation of Essential Health Service Delivery

Mission Director Brown launched a new Tuberculosis (TB) initiative “Alliance for Combating Tuberculosis in Bangladesh” in Sylhet Division; part of the U.S. government’s commitment to end TB globally.  This latest activity builds on the more than $1 billion in health assistance provided to Bangladesh over the past 20 years and nearly $38 million in COVID-19 …

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The United States and Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

Ambassador Earl R. Miller and Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Senior Secretary Mohamed Mohibul Haque signed the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

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Online Press Briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Laura Stone, SCA, and JoAnne Wagner, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Dhaka

DAS Stone : Bangladesh is a relationship with enormous potential and a country with enormous potential, and we really do hope to grow on that.  So the administration is looking to grow our relationship with Bangladesh as a key Indo-Pacific partner.

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Women’s Equality Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 26, 2020   One hundred years ago, American women braved censure, repudiation, and imprisonment to devote themselves to a simple cause: that women should have the right to vote and help build the foundation of representative government by and for the People. Through their perseverance and resolve, these fearless women campaigned in …

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United States Continues to Call for Justice and Accountability in Burma

Three years after Burma’s security forces launched brutal attacks against hundreds of thousands of Rohingya men, women, and children, most of whom are Muslim, in response to attacks by militants on security posts in northern Rakhine State.

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U.S. Embassy Provides COVID-19 Response Equipment to Dhaka Metropolitan Police Diplomatic Security Division

U.S. Embassy Dhaka distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) to Dhaka Metropolitan Police Diplomatic Security Division in support of its COVID-19 response efforts.

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

The U.S. is leading the global response to COVID-19 with foreign assistance funding, having allocated $20.5 billion for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and other foreign assistance.

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World Humanitarian Day 2020

MS O’CONNELL:  Thank you very much, Doris.  Hello and thank you all for joining us to commemorate World Humanitarian Day 2020.  I proudly join Secretary Pompeo in honoring the memory of humanitarian workers who have made the ultimate sacrifice answering the call to protect the lives and alleviate suffering for crisis-affected people around the world.

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U.S. Embassy Provides Additional COVID-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh Prison Headquarters

U.S. Embassy Dhaka coordinated with the Ministries of Health and Home Affairs to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to COVID-19 first responders.

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

On behalf of the United States, I want to extend our deepest condolences to all those who were affected by the massive explosion at the port of Beirut yesterday.

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Eid-Al-Adha Mubarak!

𝑂𝑛 𝑏𝑒ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑓 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝐸𝑚𝑏𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝐷ℎ𝑎𝑘𝑎, 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑑𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒.

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Ambassador Miller’s Remarks Bangladesh UN Network on Migration Human Trafficking in Bangladesh: Interactive Webinar on the World Day Against TIP

There is a wonderfully forgiving phrase used frequently in Southern Africa when there are far too many distinguished guests to properly recognize:  All protocols observed. 

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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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Remarks By Secretary Esper at an International Institute for Strategic Studies Webinar on the U.S. vision for Security in the Indo-Pacific Region

Presenters:  Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper; Dr. John Chipman, Director- General, International Institute for Strategic Studies July 21, 2020   SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK T. ESPER: Well, thank you, John. And thank you for that kind introduction. It’s — it’s great to be here with you today. Good morning from the Pentagon. Again, I …

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New Humanitarian and Health Assistance Bolsters U.S. Leadership in Response to COVID-19

The American people’s generosity remains unmatched in the global fight against COVID-19. The Department of State and USAID are providing an additional $208 million in new humanitarian and health assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by this deadly virus. With today’s announcement, the State Department …

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U.S. Embassy’s Webinar Series on Dark Web and Cryptocurrency Provides Tools to Fight Transnational Crime and Terrorism

Almost 50 Bangladeshi criminal justice officials and financial analysts will participate in the series, learning how dark web and cryptocurrency technology facilitates cross-border criminal activity, and how to detect and deter it.

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U.S. Embassy Provides Covid-19 Response Equipment to Bangladesh Police Headquarters

U.S. Embassy Dhaka coordinated with the Ministries of Health and Home Affairs to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to COVID-19 first responders

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Ambassador Miller’s Remarks at Virtual Launch of USAID Urban Poor At-Risk Food Assistance Program

Around the world, heroic people are working tirelessly to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to help treat those who are infected, and to support us all in meeting these daunting challenges.  

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United States Government Provides $7 Million in Food Assistance to Help Urban Poor in Dhaka Cope with COVID-19 Challenges

Funding is part of the over $43.4 million in U.S. government assistance to date to support Bangladesh’s COVID-19 response efforts and builds on more than $1 billion in health assistance to Bangladesh over the past 20 years.

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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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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.  

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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

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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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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.

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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 …

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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

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Ambassador Miller Urges AmCham Members to Show Leadership in Handling Covid-19 Pandemic

Hello everyone. I’m Earl Miller, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh. Thank you for joining our virtual town hall meeting for members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, I have been hosting regular virtual town halls to speak directly to American citizens and friends in Bangladesh about assistance the Embassy …

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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. 

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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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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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U.S. Embassy Partners with Border Guards Bangladesh K-9 Units in Support of Bangladesh’s National Security

From January 26 – February 6, U.S. Embassy Dhaka held a Veterinary Subject Matter Expert Exchange seminar with the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB), Chittagong focused on preventive medicine and trauma care for BGB working dogs and their handlers.

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U.S. Arts Envoy Beatboxers Visit Bangladesh December 16-23, Judge and Perform at the National Beatbox Championship, and Provide Training

The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka brought three world-renowned U.S. Arts Envoy beatboxers to Bangladesh to engage the public on the art of vocal percussion through community outreach, masterclasses, and media appearances December 16-23.  The Envoy beatboxers from the Beatbox House in New York – Gene Shinozaki, NaPoM (Neil Meadows), and Bangladeshi-American Amit Bhomick– judged and …

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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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