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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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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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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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. 
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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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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. 
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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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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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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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U.S. Ambassador Visits Sylhet

Dhaka, September 3, 2019 – Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller traveled to Sylhet September 1-3.  During his trip, he promoted economic and healthcare sector cooperation, cultural understanding, and strengthening U.S.-Bangladeshi military ties. Ambassador Miller met with Sylhet Divisional Commissioner Mustafizur Rahman, District Deputy Commissioner Kazi Emdadul Islam and Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury to discuss ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Earl R. Miller in Observance of U.S. Labor Day

From Michigan to Bangladesh and Everywhere in Between, Labor Matters  By U.S. Ambassador Earl R Miller   I grew up in the labor movement.  I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, a city so famous for producing automobiles it was called “Vehicle City.”  As the capital of the U.S. automobile industry my home state ...
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Op-Ed on Countering Human Trafficking by Ambassador Earl R. Miller

From the National to the Upazilla: A Concerted Effort to Fight Human Trafficking By Earl R. Miller, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh   My first event as United States Ambassador in Bangladesh was to attend the official launch of Bangladesh’s 2018-2022 launch of the National Plan of Action to fight human trafficking back in December 2018.  ...
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U.S. Government Provides $100,000 in Relief Assistance to Flood Victims

On Saturday, August 24, Ambassador Miller traveled to Ashtamir Char, Kurigram District, to announce the contribution of $100,000 from the government and people of the United States to the people of Bangladesh affected by flooding in the region. The contribution, implemented through CARE Bangladesh, will provide assistance to over 4,900 people from more than 1,200 ...
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Deputy Coordinator for the Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism Visits Bangladesh

The U.S. Department of State’s Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism John T. Godfrey visited Bangladesh August 18-19 to discuss with Government of Bangladesh (GOB) officials and other partners counterterrorism and countering violent extremism (CT/CVE) priorities in Bangladesh and the region, and cooperation with the United States in these areas.
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Ambassador-At-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking In Persons Visits Bangladesh

U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons John Cotton Richmond visited Bangladesh August 3-6 to engage Government of Bangladesh (GOB) officials and partners to discuss ways to combat trafficking in persons and encourage measurable progress in implementing the recommendations in the Department of State’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.
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Joint Statement on U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue

Embassy of the United States of America Public Affairs Section Tel: 880-2-55662000 Fax: 880-2-9881677, 9885688 E-mail:  DhakaMediaRequests@state.gov Website:  bd.usembassy.gov   Joint Statement on U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue   DHAKA, JUNE 12 – The United States and Bangladesh convened the 7th U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue on June 10, 2019, in Washington D.C.  The meeting was co-chaired by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary ...
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Assistant Secretary of Commerce Ian Steff Visits Bangladesh

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Ian Steff visited Dhaka from May 11-13 to participate in a 2019 Trade Winds Indo-Pacific Forum and Mission and to promote U.S.-Bangladesh trade and investment.  The Trade Winds event facilitated meetings between 12 representatives of U.S. companies and more than ...
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Ambassador Visits Rajshahi

Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller visited Rajshahi March 27-29 to promote U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, economic engagement, and law enforcement cooperation in the region.  Ambassador Miller inaugurated the new American Corner at Varendra University, reviewed U.S.-supported cultural preservation work at the Varendra Research Museum, presented certificates to students in the English Access Microscholarship ...
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Op-Ed on TB Day by Ambassador Earl R. Miller

Nine year old Sabbir was ill.  For several weeks he complained of chest pain and had a bad cough, sometimes coughing blood.  His parents took him to a pharmacy where he was misdiagnosed and given ineffective medication.  When his symptoms did not go away, Sabbir went to a doctor who fortunately recognized the symptoms of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Earl R. Miller Visits USAID Development Programs in Jashore and Khulna

U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller today concluded his first tour to Jashore and Khulna, where he visited key USAID agriculture, labor and food assistance programs and met with students at the Khulna American Corner. Ambassador Miller, accompanied by USAID Deputy Mission Director Zeinah Salahi, met with government officials, community leaders and program participants ...
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Statement by Earl Miller, United States Ambassador to Bangladesh, Election Violence in Bangladesh

I thank Chief Election Commissioner Huda and all members of the Election Commission for taking the time to meet with me today at short notice.  I asked for this meeting because the United States is concerned by the high level of campaign violence over the last two weeks.  All parties have been victims of violence, ...
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Ambassador Earl Miller Meets with The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) Business Leaders

The strength of the U.S. private sector is one of our country’s core competitive advantages.  I am proud that the United States is the single biggest market for Bangladeshi exports and the largest investor in Bangladesh.  U.S. companies are bringing some of the best and most innovative technologies to this country.
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Remarks By Ambassador Earl R. Miller After Meeting CEC

The United States encourages the Government of Bangladesh to hold, as the Honorable Prime Minister has said, “free, fair, and credible elections”. We’re concerned about the recent incidents of violence in 18 districts throughout the country.  Everyone, no matter the political party or sentiment, should act peacefully and responsibly.  All sides must eschew violence.  Violence ...
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New U.S. Ambassador Visits Rohingya Refugees and Bangladesh Host Communities in Cox’s Bazar

New U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller visited several Rohingya refugee camps and Bangladesh host communities during a December 4-6 trip to Cox’s Bazar.  On his inaugural visit, he went to Konarpara to see the internally displaced Rohingya sheltering in no-man’s land, where a tall border fence has been built just behind them.  He ...
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