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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells Travels to Bangladesh

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 20-23.  In Dhaka, she will meet with senior officials from the Government of Bangladesh to discuss strengthening the U.S.-Bangladesh partnership and our collaboration on building a prosperous, secure, and interconnected Indo-Pacific ...
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