Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdul Momen

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For Immediate Release

Monday, April 4, 2022
Office of Press Relations
press@usaid.gov

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister Abdul Momen to discuss Rohingya refugee policies, joint climate action to promote clean energy solutions, and methods for improving Bangladesh’s business environment and galvanizing investment. 

Administrator Power and Minister Momen commemorated 50 years of U.S.-Bangladesh bilateral relations and reaffirmed our longstanding partnership on development. The Administrator celebrated the strides Bangladesh has made in health and economic development with the United States at their side, and noted Bangladesh’s promising path to achieve upper middle-income country status over the next ten years. She shared her appreciation for the country’s compassion and humanitarian response to support nearly one million Rohingya refugees currently living in Cox’s Bazar district and elsewhere in Bangladesh, and reaffirmed that the United States will continue to support host communities across Bangladesh who are providing refuge - and a lifeline - to Rohingya survivors. 

Administrator Power underscored the United States’ commitment to continue to promote the human rights of all people in Bangladesh, including the rights of workers. Lastly, both parties agreed to continue joint efforts to streamline the ease of doing business in Bangladesh and enable greater private sector investment in the country.

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