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Dhaka, Washington for working together to overcome common challenges

US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken and Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen have discussed ways to work together to address common challenges such as climate change.

The US Secretary of State spoke over phone with Bangladesh Foreign Minister on Tuesday, said US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.

Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Momen discussed ways to deepen economic ties, and issues related to counterterrorism and defence cooperation.

The two leaders also discussed Myanmar issues, a durable solution to the Rohingya refugee crisis, and the importance of respect for labour 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.

Foreign Minister Dr Momen is currently visiting the USA.

Source: United News of Bangladesh