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US, Bangladesh seek to reboot ties

| Updated: November 05, 2017 18:43:35

US, Bangladesh seek to reboot ties

The US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue was held in the city on Sunday morning aiming to review the entire gamut of the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Apart from the bilateral issues, regional and global issues, including the Rohingya crisis, were discussed in the dialogue.

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A Shannon lead the US side, while Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque lead the Bangladesh side; according to a news agency report.

As to Rohingya crisis, Shanon stressed that the current purpose of the Unites States is to solve the problem, not to punish anyone. 

"Right now our purpose is to solve the problem; not to punish...," Shannon told reporters at a joint briefing at State Guesthouse Padma.

He said there have been some positive movements regarding the Rohingya crisis and Burmese authorities have been receiving international community and their diplomats and government officials.

The US official also said there have been engagements between diplomats and other government officials between Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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