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Saturday, 12 September 2020

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina



"The US Secretary of Defense called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this evening and assured her of his country's continued support for a peaceful solution to the Rohingya problem.
 US Secretary of Defense. Mark T. Esper called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and assured her of his country's continued support for a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis.





Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the US Secretary of Defense appreciated Bangladesh's generosity on the Rohingya issue and thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for it.

Defense Minister Asper spoke to the Prime Minister about the existing defense cooperation between Bangladesh and the United States. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and US Secretary of Defense Asper agreed to continue high-level dialogue and discussions on expanding cooperation in the defense sector.

He thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for cooperating with the United States during the Corona virus outbreak. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the loss of life in the United States and thanked Bangladesh for its support in combating the corona virus.

Ihsanul Karim said the Prime Minister and the US Secretary of Defense hoped that the two countries would continue to work closely to deal with the emergency situation caused by the Kovid-19 outbreak.

US Secretary of Defense Asper praised Bangladesh's role in UN peacekeeping missions. He also lamented the loss of a Bangladesh Navy ship in an explosion at the port of Beirut last month.

He hoped that Bangladesh would continue its "productive role" in peacekeeping missions, adding that the United States would continue to support it.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spoke about the upcoming US elections and hoped that the elections would be held properly.

Defense Minister Asper said his government is ready to help Bangladesh deal with the current flood situation or any natural disaster in the future.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sought the cooperation of the US Secretary of Defense in extraditing Rashed Chowdhury, the assassin of Bangabandhu, who is staying in the United States.

Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said Secretary of Defense Espar assured the Prime Minister of his cooperation in the matter.


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