United States (US) Ambassador Earl Miller met with the Editors' Council of Bangladesh on Tuesday to discuss Dhaka-Washington relations and a wide range of bilateral issues.
During the virtual conversation, the 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, read a press release issued by the US Embassy in Dhaka.
He also highlighted the strength of US-Bangladesh relations and expressed that he is confident this partnership will continue on its positive trajectory, deepening and expanding in 2021 as Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence.
Ambassador Miller spoke about the US' continued commitment to working with Bangladesh to fight Covid-19 and expand trade and other areas of cooperation, including clean energy and countering terrorism.
He also reiterated US support – as the largest donor of humanitarian assistance – through political engagement, for a solution to the Rohingya crisis while ensuring the: safe, voluntary, sustainable, and dignified repatriation of the refugees back to their homes.
The virtual conversation with Ambassador Miller was part of a new Editors' Council of Bangladesh initiative to engage with heads of diplomatic missions and other development partners working in Bangladesh, added the press release.