U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues

On April 9, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro and Additional Foreign Secretary Mustafa Kamal chaired the second U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues.

The Dialogue built on the success of last year’s meeting, held on April 19, 2012, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The exchanges during the Dialogue and the breadth of issues covered not only reflected the strength of the bilateral defense relationship, but also the shared commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the region. The Dialogue reaffirmed the robust engagement between the United States and Bangladesh and highlighted the growing defense relationship between our two countries.

Moving forward, the U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues will broaden and strengthen bilateral cooperation on a wide range of political-military issues. It will also enhance partnerships in peacekeeping, counterterrorism, and security cooperation, as well as joint military exercises and exchanges.

For further information, please contact David McKeeby in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at PM-CPA@state.gov.

Source: State.gov


  1. So, finally, the Americans had to move in to settle the dispute between the two women. Hope Hasina knows what she is doing.Also, hope, this would prompt Khaleda to find something else other than Hartal. My only wish, as a Freedom Fighter, is to see Bangladesh remain an independent country, something it could easily lose if the present unrest continues or escalates given the current dynamics of geo-politics.

  2. Mr. Hossain you can be rest assured that this successful dialogue on “strengthening of relationship” between US and Bangladesh on security issues translates as Hasina’s agreement to US’s security net around China(and therefore, a less indepedendent Bangladesh), implying a more confident and recharged and vicious Hasina and harsher thumping of opposition (and therefore, a less democratic,more autocratic and a further degraded Bangladesh)!
    Sorry I could not be more optimistic.

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