US eager to work with Bangladesh to achieve shared goals: Envoy Hass

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Peter Hass. Pic: U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh



New US ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Hass recently said the United States wants to partner with the latter to advance their shared goals. “Bangladesh and the United States share different, but strikingly similar, visions for the Indo-Pacific region. We can—and do—work together to advance those areas where our visions overlap,” he said at a conference.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had described her country’s vision to be free, open, peaceful, secure and inclusive for the region at the 2021 Paris Peace Forum and the United States wholeheartedly agreed, he said.

The envoy was speaking at at an international conference titled ‘Moving Forward in the Indo-Pacific: Bangladesh’s Role in Fostering An Open, Resilient, and Interconnected Bay of Bengal and Beyond’ held at Independent University Bangladesh.

New US ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Hass recently said the United States wants to partner with the latter to advance their shared goals. “Bangladesh and the United States share different, but strikingly similar, visions for the Indo-Pacific region. We can—and do—work together to advance those areas where our visions overlap,” he said at a conference.

Hass said the US Indo-Pacific Strategy has five key elements that will guide their long-term engagement in the region. The United States envisions an Indo-Pacific that is free and open, connected, prosperous, secure and resilient, he said.

“First, the United States will advance a free and open Indo-Pacific. This means a region where problems will be dealt with openly. Rules will be reached transparently and applied fairly. Individual countries will be able to choose their own path and their own partners,” the US ambassador was quoted as saying by Bangla media reports.

He is looking forward to working on climate and clean energy, fair trade facilitation, resilient supply chains and digital economy issues with the people and the government in Bangladesh in the coming months, he added.

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