Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr., along with U.S. Ambassador James F. Moriarty, met on Sunday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 
“They discussed a full range of bilateral and multilateral issues, including counter-terrorism, economic development, regional and global security, and civil society,” a US embassy press statement said.  
 They reiterated their respect for Dr. Muhammad Yunus and expressed hope, shared by the U.S. Congress and the public at large, that an agreement could be achieved and that nothing would be done that might damage the effectiveness and integrity of Grameen Bank, according to the statement.  
 Sir James Wolfensohn, former President of the World Bank who is in Dhaka to consult on microfinance in the region, also attended the meeting.
BBN/SSR/AD-20Mar11-9:21 pm (BST)