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Update: 26 June, 2019 18:19 PM
US ambassador visits 4 Northern districts

US ambassador visits 4 Northern districts

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has paid a three-day visit to Bogura, Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, and Dinajpur districts in Rangpur Division. 

During the visit, he promoted cultural understanding and economic ties between the United States and Bangladesh, discussed food security issues, and supported the growing military partnership between the two countries.

Ambassador Miller met with the Bogura Deputy Commissioner (DC) and discussed Bogura’s socio-cultural role in Bangladesh as the “Gateway to North Bengal.” They also discussed areas for increased cooperation with the United States, including in the local economy and education sectors.

In Rangpur, Ambassador Miller met with the Additional Divisional Commissioner, the Divisional Commissioner for Revenue, and the District Deputy Commissioner. 

They discussed areas for increased cooperation with the United States, including in business investment. Ambassador Miller visited a JOIKKO farmers’ center and witnessed how small and rural farmers, including women and children, are improving food security in Bangladesh.

He met with the Founder and Chairman of the National Election Observation Council (JANIPOP), also the Rokeya University Vice-Chancellor (VC). 

They discussed the important socio-cultural role Rokeya University plays.

Ambassador Miller visited Lalmonirhat to attend the third joint US  Air Force and Bangladesh Air Force Exercise Pacific Angel focused on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief and Civil-Military Operations. 

He visited Kodomtola High School where US Airmen provided general medicine, physical therapy, dental, and optometry services to the local population. 

He also visited Fakirer Tokeya High School, one of five local high school sites receiving plumbing, electrical, and structural upgrades as part of the training exercise.

Ambassador Miller met with Bangladeshi alumni of the US International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program. 

He heard how the alumni translate their professional and academic experiences from the exchange programs into social and economic improvements in Bangladesh, focusing on areas including pluralism, good governance, and human rights, and education.

During his trip, Ambassador Miller visited historic, culturally significant sites including the Mahasthan Garh archaeological site, the Tajhat Palace, and the Kantanagar Temple, reminding him of the multi-cultural nature of Bangladesh and the importance of religious freedom and human rights for all populations.

সম্পাদক : ইমদাদুল হক মিলন,
নির্বাহী সম্পাদক : মোস্তফা কামাল,
ইস্ট ওয়েস্ট মিডিয়া গ্রুপ লিমিটেডের পক্ষে ময়নাল হোসেন চৌধুরী কর্তৃক প্লট-৩৭১/এ, ব্লক-ডি, বসুন্ধরা, বারিধারা থেকে প্রকাশিত এবং প্লট-সি/৫২, ব্লক-কে, বসুন্ধরা, খিলক্ষেত, বাড্ডা, ঢাকা-১২২৯ থেকে মুদ্রিত।
বার্তা ও সম্পাদকীয় বিভাগ : বসুন্ধরা আবাসিক এলাকা, প্লট-৩৭১/এ, ব্লক-ডি, বারিধারা, ঢাকা-১২২৯। পিএবিএক্স : ০২৮৪০২৩৭২-৭৫, ফ্যাক্স : ৮৪০২৩৬৮-৯, বিজ্ঞাপন ফোন : ৮১৫৮০১২, ৮৪০২০৪৮, বিজ্ঞাপন ফ্যাক্স : ৮১৫৮৮৬২, ৮৪০২০৪৭। E-mail : [email protected]