The US Ambassador to Bangladesh has said that the US has reiterated its support to Bangladesh through humanitarian assistance and political engagement for a solution to the Rohingya crisis.
Ambassador Earl R Miller said this during a view exchange meeting virtually with the Editors’ Council of Bangladesh yesterday.
Some 750,000 Rohingyas fled brutal military campaign in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in 2017, but none of them returned, saying the environment in Rakhine is not conducive yet. Meanwhile, Bangladesh faces socio-economic, environmental and security challenges in sheltering them.
Earl R Miller said the US will continue to work with Bangladesh and international community for a sustainable solution.
He also said the US is committed to working with Bangladesh to fight Covid-19 and expand trade and other areas of cooperation including clean energy and countering terrorism.
He highlighted the strength of US-Bangladesh relations and expressed confidence that this partnership will continue on its positive trajectory, deepening and expanding in 2021 as Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence.
Miller also paid tribute to Bangladeshi journalists and media outlets for their tireless effort during the ongoing pandemic to ensure the public has accurate, life-saving information about the novel coronavirus.
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News source: The Daily Star