US reiterates continued support in resolving Rohingya crisis
Published : Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 at 3:47 PM Count : 234
The United States has reiterated its support, as the largest donor of humanitarian assistance and through political engagement, for a solution to the Rohingya crisis while ensuring safe, voluntary, sustainable, and dignified repatriation of the refugees back to their homes.
U.S. Ambassador Earl Miller came up with the assurance during a virtual meeting with Editors’ Council of Bangladesh on Tuesday, said a press release issued by the U.S embassy in Dhaka on Wednesday.
He also spoke about the United States' continued commitment to working with Bangladesh to fight COVID-19 and expand trade and other areas of cooperation, including clean energy and countering terrorism.
U.S.-Bangladesh relations and a wide range of bilateral issues also came up in the meeting for discussion.
During the virtual conversation, the US envoy paid tribute to Bangladeshi journalists and media outlets for their tireless efforts during the ongoing pandemic to ensure the public has accurate, life-saving information about the novel coronavirus.
He also highlighted the strength of U.S.-Bangladesh relations and expressed confidence this partnership will continue on its positive trajectory, deepening and expanding in 2021 as Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence.
The virtual conversation with Ambassador Miller is part of a new Editors’ Council of Bangladesh initiative to engage with heads of diplomatic missions and other development partners working in Bangladesh.