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Dhaka, Washington ties “broad, dynamic”: Ambassador Haas

Newly appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas on Tuesday said Bangladesh is an important US partner and the bilateral relationship is “broad and dynamic”. 

“Our cooperation on economic issues, development, security, and climate change demonstrates the range of our strong partnership and future potential,” he said after presenting his credentials to President Abdul Hamid.

Beyond the work of government, the United States and Bangladesh are closely linked through our people-to-people ties, he said. 

“Together, we have delivered greater prosperity to both our peoples while working to make the Indo-Pacific region more open, more secure, and more prosperous,” said the US envoy.

Ambassador Haas said this year marks 50 years of friendship between our two countries.

Dhaka, Washington ties “broad, dynamic”: Ambassador Haas

He looks forward to using his tenure to work with Bangladesh and solidify ties for the next 50 years and beyond.

“I am excited to begin my assignment as the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh. It was an honor for me to present my credentials to President Hamid,” said the Ambassador.

He thanked the people of Bangladesh for their extremely hospitable welcome.

Ambassador Haas, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary and concurrently as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.

Dhaka, Washington ties “broad, dynamic”: Ambassador Haas

He also previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

Haas has also served as Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), U.S. Consul General in Mumbai, India, and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Other diplomatic postings include London, Rabat, Washington, Port-au-Prince, and Berlin.

He is the recipient of the State Department’s James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence and the Cordell Hull Award for Economic Achievement by Senior Officers.

Source: United News of Bangladesh