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What issues discussed in Donald Lu-Hasan meeting

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Published: 20:06, 15 May 2024   Update: 20:42, 15 May 2024
What issues discussed in Donald Lu-Hasan meeting

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu held a meeting with Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at the foreign ministry on Wednesday.

During the meeting, various issues including bilateral ties were discussed. After the meeting, Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud talked to journalists about the matter.

He came to Bangladesh in a bid to increase the trust between the peoples of two countries, he said.

There was no discussion about election and human rights with him. Only positive issues were discussed, the minister said.  

Dr. Hasan Mahmud said, “As a single country, the United States is the largest destination of Bangladeshi products. The USA has also huge investment in Bangladesh. I urged Donald Lu to increase US investment in the 40 IT villages. They have already made some investments here”.

“Lu said, Washington wants to build up the cooperation with Dhaka on a positive issues”, he said.

The foreign minister said Lu also expressed Washington’s keen interest in assisting Bangladesh in strengthening its reserve and
financial sector.

Hasan said they also discussed the US cooperation in modernizing the Bangladesh’s taxation system.

 “I have talked so that more Bangladeshi students can study in the United States, we are talking about how we work together on clean energy,” he said.

Lu arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Washington and Dhaka as well as to demonstrate US support for a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.