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Published: 19:31, 26 March 2024

US proud to partner with Bangladesh : Blinken on Independence Day

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. Picture: Collected

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. Picture: Collected

The United States of America greeted Bangladesh on Independence Day and said that they were proud to partner with Bangladesh on many of today’s most pressing issues. 

On the eve of the Day, US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said in his message, `On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of the Independence Day celebration on March 26.’

In this message available also on the website of the US State Department, Blinken said that `The United States is proud to partner with Bangladesh on many of today’s most pressing issues, including combating climate change, advancing economic development, responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis, supporting peacekeeping operations worldwide, and addressing global health challenges.’

`Our partnership plays an important role in ensuring a free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region’, he mentioned.

The Secretary of State said, `As Bangladesh celebrates another year of
independence, we reaffirm our commitment to strengthening democratic governance and
protecting human rights – efforts which will increase Bangladesh’s prosperity.’

I extend warm wishes to all Bangladeshis on this special day and look forward to
enhancing the partnership and people-to-people ties between our two countries in the
year ahead -wished Antony J. Blinken.

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