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U.S. Position on Relocation of Rohingya Refugees
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U.S. Position on Relocation of Rohingya Refugees

U.S. Position on Relocation of Rohingya Refugees to Bhasan Char (STL.News) The United States has long noted its appreciation for the Government of Bangladesh’s commitment to hosting the Rohingya refugees but is concerned about the relocation of 1,642 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char and plans to carry out further relocations.  The United States concurs with the UN that any such relocations must be fully voluntary and based on informed consent without pressure or coercion. Bangladesh has stated that Rohingya refugees may return to camps on the mainland if they choose.  The United States calls on the Government of Bangladesh to adhere to this commitment and demonstrate respect for the human rights of refugees relocated to Bhasan Char, including freedom of movement, by facilitating refuge...
Bangladesh set to move the second batch of Rohingya refugees
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Bangladesh set to move the second batch of Rohingya refugees

(STL.News) Bangladesh is set to move a second batch of Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar to the remote island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal this month, officials said on Sunday, despite calls by rights groups not to carry out further relocations. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
Bangladesh unable to utilize its vast marine resources
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Bangladesh unable to utilize its vast marine resources

(STL.News) Bangladesh has many underutilized maritime projects.  There is a long list of stalled maritime projects.  Recently Bangladesh also rejected India's offer to develop gas pipeline. Watch this report. YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
US Department of State: Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Visit to Bangladesh
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US Department of State: Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Visit to Bangladesh

Washingtion, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement: During his October 14-16 trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun met with senior Bangladesh government officials to advance the United States-Bangladesh partnership on a range of bilateral initiatives. In his meetings with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, and other senior Bangladeshi officials, Deputy Secretary Biegun discussed the United States’ steadfast support for Bangladesh and our partnership to foster long-term economic stability and sustainable development.  The Deputy Secretary highlighted U.S.-Bangladesh cooperation in public health and combatting COVID-19 and announced the upcoming delivery of 100 American-made manufactured...
US Department of State: Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Travel to India & Bangladesh
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US Department of State: Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Travel to India & Bangladesh

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement: Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will travel to India and Bangladesh October 12-16. From October 12-14, the Deputy Secretary will visit New Delhi, India where he will meet with senior government officials and deliver keynote remarks at the India-U.S. Forum.  Building on Secretary Pompeo’s October 6 meeting with Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar and ahead of the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this year,  Deputy Secretary Biegun’s engagements in India will focus on advancing the United States-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and how the United States and India can work together to advance peace, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific and aro...
The United States & Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement
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The United States & Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement: On September 30, 2020, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Ambassador Earl R. Miller and Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Senior Secretary Mohamed Mohibul Haque signed the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.  This bilateral Agreement establishes a modern civil aviation relationship with Bangladesh consistent with U.S. Open Skies international aviation policy.  It includes unrestricted capacity and frequency of services, open route rights, a liberal charter regime, and open code-sharing opportunities.  The Agreement entered into force upon signing. In support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy, this Agreement wi...
Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Momen
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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Momen

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Masud bin Momen to reaffirm the importance of the U.S.-Bangladesh relationship and discuss our continued cooperation to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Momen reviewed the more than $43 million in COVID-19 assistance that the United States has provided thus far to Bangladesh and discussed Bangladesh’s critical role in the international response to the pandemic by manufacturing emergency medical and protective supplies.  Secretary Pompeo commended Foreign Minister Momen for Bangladesh’s continued generosity in hosting Rohingya refugees.  The United States has contributed nearly $820 millio...
Bangladesh struggles to aid cyclone-stricken communities
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Bangladesh struggles to aid cyclone-stricken communities

(STL.News) More than 90 people have been killed and tens of thousands left homeless after Cyclone Amphan slammed into coastal towns and cities in India and Bangladesh.  Authorities are now working to help communities already stricken by the coronavirus, but are hampered by damaged power and communication lines. Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News
Alarm over Rohingya refugee testing COVID-19 positive in Bangladesh
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Alarm over Rohingya refugee testing COVID-19 positive in Bangladesh

(STL.News) Aid groups are alarmed by the news that a Rohingya refugee, one of about a million in Bangladesh, has tested positive for COVID-19.  The refugee is one of the first two confirmed cases in the world's biggest and most densely populated camp. The other is a local person. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News
IAEA Advises Bangladesh on Potential Use of Nuclear Technique to Fight Dengue Mosquitoes
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IAEA Advises Bangladesh on Potential Use of Nuclear Technique to Fight Dengue Mosquitoes

Vienna, Austria (STL.News) - Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have helped Bangladesh assess the current dengue outbreak in the country and draw up a plan to test a nuclear technique to suppress the mosquitoes spreading the disease. At the request of the Government, the IAEA and WHO experts recently visited the capital Dhaka and met officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Science and Technology to discuss the possibility of using of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT).  The SIT is a type of insect birth control that uses radiation to sterilize male insects.  These are released in large numbers to mate with wild females, which then do not produce any offspring, reducing the target insect po...