State Department Correspondent
The US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo has emphasised the importance of advancing good governance, transparency, and democratic values, as Bangladesh continues its emergence as a key partner in the Indo-Pacific.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday met with US Secretary of State Pompeo in Washington and discussed increasing economic, security, and counterterrorism cooperation, said a readout issued by the US State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.
The US Secretary of State underscored that the responsibility for resolution of Rohingya crisis rests with Myanmar, which must create the necessary conditions for voluntary repatriation.
The Secretary lauded Bangladesh’s generosity in continuing to host one million Rohingya refugees from Burma, and emphasized how we will work with the international community to increase support for the refugees and host communities, while addressing root causes and conditions in Burma.
He lauded Bangladesh’s generosity in continuing to host over one million Rohingyas from Myanmar.