M Mushfiqul Fazal
The US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone with visiting Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday evening
“Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Momen discussed ways to deepen economic, counterterrorism, and defense cooperation, and work together to address common challenges such as climate change.” The State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a read out.
Secretary Blinken and foreign minister momen also discussed Burma, a durable solution to the Rohingya refugee crisis, and the importance of respect for labor and human rights.
“Secretary Blinken congratulated Foreign Minister Momen on Bangladesh’s fiftieth anniversary of independence in 2021, and both leaders expressed the desire for closer collaboration to address challenges in South Asia and the greater Indo-Pacific region” it’s said