- Both parties in talks to set a date for 8th dialogue in 3rd week of March
- Human rights, security, counterterrorism, governance, and cooperation on Covid-19 front to top agenda
- US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Victoria Nuland to visit Dhaka
The next session of the Bangladesh-US ‘partnership dialogue’ will take place in March as the two countries aim to deepen engagement on fundamental areas of mutual concern.
Foreign office sources in Dhaka have confirmed that both parties are in talks to set a date for the 8th such dialogue in the third week of March.
Issues like development cooperation, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, governance, and some other important aspects – especially human rights, security, counterterrorism, and cooperation on Covid-19 front are expected to be reviewed and discussed in the dialogue.
A diplomatic source, however, said US Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Victoria Nuland will visit Dhaka, once the date is set, to co-chair the partnership discussion with Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen.
The two countries, at their most recent partnership dialogue on 10th June 2019 in Washington DC, discussed various issues including freedom of expression and assembly, human rights protection, and fighting human trafficking.