Washington, DC (BBN) – Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Counsellor of the US Department of State, will arrive in the capital Dhaka on Sunday to discuss bilateral issues between the two countries.
“His trip will highlight the strength and durability of the U.S.-Bangladesh relationship and continued gains to be made in security, trade, development, the environment, and countering violent extremism,” a US Department of State media note said on Thursday.
During his visit, Ambassador Shannon will meet with senior government and parliamentary leaders, as well as media, civil society, and labor representatives, and will visit a USAID-funded healthcare clinic.
He also will visit Sri Lanka from December 14-16 to reaffirm US support for Sri Lanka’s reform agenda and explore greater cooperation in development, security, economic growth, and regional connectivity.
The Ambassador Shannon will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal in Bangladesh and Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia Manpreet Singh Anand in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.