Statement of Alice G. Wells, Acting Asst. Secretary, Bureau of SCA, Before The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia & The Pacific

South Asia is a cornerstone of the President’s initiative to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific in which all nations are independent, strong, and prosperous. Our support for human rights in those nations is a key component of the accountable governance required for the initiative to succeed and for the people of the region to ...
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Winners for the 2019 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce the four winners for the 2019 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).  The winners will be presented with the award in a ceremony on October 31, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. EDT at the State Department.
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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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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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Travel Advisory – U. S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Travel Advisory – U. S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (April 10, 2019) Exercise increased caution in Bangladesh due to crime and terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Reconsider Travel to: Dhaka due to crime and terrorism. Southeast Bangladesh, including the Chittagong Hill Tracts, due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, assault, and rape, is widespread. Terrorist groups continue ...
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Bangladesh Human Rights Report 2018

Bangladesh’s constitution provides for a parliamentary form of government, but in fact, most power resides in the Office of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League party won a third consecutive five-year term in an improbably lopsided December parliamentary election that was not considered free and fair, and was marred by ...
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Upcoming Election in Bangladesh

The United States is disappointed by the Government of Bangladesh’s inability to grant credentials and issue visas within the timeframe necessary to conduct a credible international monitoring mission to the majority of international election monitors from the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), which the United States funded through the National Democratic Institute.
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