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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Momen

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen to reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Bangladesh relationship and discuss our continued cooperation to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Are You a Mid-Career Professional Interested in a Unique Professional Development Experience?

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential, a commitment to public service and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent, non-degree study at a leading U.S. university.
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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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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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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 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 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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