Trump’s Deputy Assistant Curtis due July 30

Deputy Assistant to US President Donald Trump and Senior Director for South and Central Asia of the National Security Council in the White House Lisa Curtis is likely to arrive Dhaka on July 30 on a brief visit to discuss various issues of mutual interest with Bangladesh leadership.


This high-level official of the Trump Administration and a South Asian Affairs expert is likely to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque during her visit, a Foreign Ministry senior official told UNB on Tuesday.


US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat has already met the Foreign Secretary here and discussed about the two-day visit.


During his recent US visit, the Foreign Secretary met her and they both discussed the potentials of Bangladesh-US security cooperation with particular focus on countering terrorism and violent extremism.


At the meeting, Curtis appreciated the pluralistic character of democratic Bangladesh and the impressive socioeconomic development of this Muslim majority country.


The Foreign Secretary invited her to visit Bangladesh and Curtis accepted the invitation at that time.

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