US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has appreciated Bangladesh’s readiness to support COVID-19 response supply chains and its assistance in repatriation of American citizens.
In a letter written to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, the US Secretary of State assured Bangladesh of working together to combat COVID-19.
US Ambassador Earl Miller met Foreign Minister Dr Momen and handed over the letter at his office on Monday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the meeting, the Foreign Minister underscored how the economy and livelihood of Bangladeshi people are adversely affected in this COVID-19 situation, especially the country's RMG industry due to the cancellation of orders.
He sought US government’s support to Bangladesh for its RMG products to the US market, the single largest RMG export destination of Bangladesh.
The Foreign Minister also requested the USA to expedite the deportation of Rashed Chowdhury, the self-confessed killer of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as it remains a priority for the government.
They discussed the Rohingya crisis that is being protracted and the US Ambassador assured of continued support on this matter.
He asked for extending US cooperation in tackling this crisis in a unified manner. The US Ambassador assured to work together with the Bangladesh government.
Foreign Minister Momen elaborated Bangladesh government’s strategies to tackle the war against COVID-19 crisis and expressed to work closely with the US government in the coming days to face the global challenges.