US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will pay tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Thursday morning.
He will visit Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32 and will sign visitors’ book kept there after paying homage to Bangabandhu.
The US Deputy Secretary arrived here on Wednesday to discuss Bangladesh-US cooperation on Covid-19 response, recovery efforts and sustainable economic development.
He held a bilateral meeting with State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam at a city hotel on Wednesday evening followed by dinner.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen, newly appointed M Shahidul Islam and US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller, among others, attended the meeting.
Biegun will meet Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday morning and discuss issues of mutual interest and issues related to Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS), a senior official told UNB.
He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gonobhaban at 12pm on Thursday.
During discussion with Bangladesh side, Biegun will reaffirm the Bangladesh-US partnership.
The Deputy Secretary’s engagements in Bangladesh will focus on “advancing the common vision of a free, open, inclusive, peaceful, and secure Indo-Pacific region” with shared prosperity for all, according to the Office of the Spokesperson at the US Department of State.
Deputy Secretary Biegun’s will leave Bangladesh on October 16.
Source: United News of Bangladesh