United States (US) Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Julieta Valls Noyes is on a five-day official tour of Bangladesh to visit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar and Bhashanchar, BSS reports.
"In Bangladesh, Assistant Secretary Noyes will meet with government officials to express our gratitude for their generosity in hosting Rohingya and other refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian crisis in Burma," according to a media note issued by US State Department on Friday (Dec 2, 2022).
She will meet with non-governmental and international organization partners to highlight the US commitment to supporting the Rohingya response and impacted host communities, it added.
On December 7, the assistant secretary will leave Bangladesh for Thailand.
Julieta Valls Noyes, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, became Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration on March 31, 2022.
Previously, she served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Foreign Service Institute from 2018-2021.