Remarks, Press Releases, and Fact Sheets Pertaining to Bangladesh

12/09/16 Ambassador David Saperstein's Travel to India and Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Briefing: Previewing Secretary Kerry's Travel to Bangladesh and India; Via Teleconference
08/29/16 Press Availability in Dhaka, Bangladesh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Edward M. Kennedy Center; Dhaka, Bangladesh
08/29/16 Remarks During Meet and Greet at Embassy Dhaka;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Embassy Dhaka; Dhaka, Bangladesh
08/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Lunch Hosted by Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/24/16 Secretary of State Kerry To Travel to Dhaka and New Delhi;  Director Elizabeth Trudeau, Office of Press Relations; Washington, DC
07/14/16 State Department Convenes International Experts to Tackle Childhood Drug Addiction Worldwide; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/09/16 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/03/16 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call with Prime Minister Hasina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/02/16 Terror Attack in Bangladesh;  Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson John Kirby, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
06/30/16 State Department Terrorist Designations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/24/16 Joint Statement of the Fifth U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/22/16 Fifth Annual U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/11/16 FY 2017 Budget Priorities for South Asia;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
05/03/16 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travel to Dhaka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/29/16 Secretary Kerry's Call With Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/25/16 On the Murder of a Locally-Hired Employee of the U.S. Mission in Bangladesh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/13/16 Bengali New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/30/16 Our Common Struggle Against Violent Extremism;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall; Dhaka University; Dhaka, Bangladesh
03/29/16 Celebrating Bangladesh's Independence Day;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Embassy of Bangladesh; Washington, DC
03/29/16 Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/28/16 Secretary Kerry Honors 14 Women of Courage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/15 Remarks at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies;  Counselor of the Department Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.; Dhaka, Bangladesh
12/10/15 Counselor Thomas Shannon Travel to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/07/15 Secretary Kerry and UN Special Envoy Bloomberg Welcome International Mayors for Our Cities, Our Climate; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/11/15 U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/15 U.S. Condemns Murder of Bangladeshi Writer/Blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/01/15 Social Enterprise Visionary, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Wins 2015 Annual World Food Prize; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/28/15 Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travel to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia to Highlight U.S. Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants and Asylum Seekers in South East Asia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/15 Fourth U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Dhaka, Bangladesh
04/29/15 Under Secretary Wendy R. Sherman Travel to India and Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/25/15 The Earthquake in Nepal;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/24/15 Joint Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/15 Statement on the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Death Sentence of Kamaruzzaman; Acting Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/10/15 Bengali New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/06/15 Remarks at the International Women of Courage Ceremony;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell; Washington, DC
03/05/15 CANCELLED: Deputy Secretary Higginbottom To Honor 10 International Women of Courage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/03/15 Deputy Secretary Higginbottom to Honor 10 International Women of Courage; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/05/15 Ongoing Violence in Bangladesh;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/21/15 U.S. Policies on Refugees and Migration Movements;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS); Dhaka, Bangladesh
01/14/15 Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard Travel to Burma and Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/14/15 Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom Hosts Youth Roundtable on the Future of Development with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah as Part of action/2015 Global Campaign; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/13/15 Attack on Former Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Riaz Rahman;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/05/14 Travel of Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/23/14 U.S.-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Ties: A Partnership for Sustained Success;  Assistant Secretary Charles H. Rivkin, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
11/21/14 Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal Travels to India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, and Switzerland November 23-December 5; Washington, DC
11/10/14 Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin Travels to Dhaka, Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/29/14 Joint Statement of the Third U.S. - Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/14 U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/02/14 U.S. Department of State and espnW Announce 2014 Global Sports Mentoring Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/06/14 Coordinator Macon Phillips Travel to Bangladesh and Kazakhstan June 8-17; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/23/14 Joint Statement on the Anniversary of Rana Plaza Building Collapse in Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/23/14 Proclamation on Community College Initiative Day Celebrated by the City of Houston; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/22/14 U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/14 Bengali New Year - Pahela Boishakh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/06/14 Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh;  Deputy Department Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/22/13 Continued Concerns on Bangladesh Elections;  Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki; Washington, DC
11/18/13 Press Briefing During Visit to Bangladesh;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
11/12/13 Assistant Secretary Biswal Travels to Tokyo and Dhaka; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/06/13 Launch of LiftBangla Website; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/10/13 Bangladesh's Impending Elections (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/10/13 Bangladesh: Corruption Allegations Against Muhammad Yunus (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/16/13 Open Skies Agreement with the People's Republic of Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/12/13 Detention of Bangladeshi Human Rights Activist Adilur Rahman Khan; Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/04/13 Statement on Update of Embassy and Consulate Closure;  Spokesperson Jen Psaki, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/19/13 Statement by the U.S. Government on Labor Rights and Factory Safety in Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/25/13 Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Travels to France; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/18/13 Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/06/13 Labor Issues in Bangladesh;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; As-prepared statement to Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
05/27/13 Joint Statement of the Second U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/27/13 Second U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/13 Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman To Travel to Indonesia, India and Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/13 Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez Travels to Mexico, Turkey, Bangladesh, and Spain; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/13 Readout of Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dipu Moni; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/13 Remarks With Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/13/13 Ambassador-At-Large Stephen J. Rapp to Travel to Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/13 State Department Call With U.S. Buyers in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Sector; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/13 Reports of U.S. Citizen Indicted by Bangladesh's War Crimes Court (Taken Question); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/11/13 Bengali New Year - Pahela Boishakh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
04/09/13 U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/20/13 On the Passing of Bangladeshi President Zillur Rahman;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/08/13 Senior Advisor for Burma W. Patrick Murphy Travels to Bangladesh, Burma, and Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/06/13 Assistant Secretary of State Ann Stock to Travel to Bangladesh and Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/22/13 Conviction and Death Sentence at Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/11/12 Press Availability Dhaka, Bangladesh;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
12/04/12 Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake, Jr. Travel to Ireland, Bangladesh, Bhutan; Washington, DC
11/09/12 Under Secretary of State Maria Otero for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights To Travel to Bangladesh and Nepal; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/20/12 U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/11/12 U.S. Department of State Hosts Youth TechCamp in Bangladesh: Empowering Youth for Social Change; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/07/12 Humanitarian Access for Rohingya in Bangladesh; Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/07/12 Townterview with NDTV's Barkha Dutt on "We The People";  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; La Martiniere School for Girls; Kolkata, India
05/06/12 Interview With Ms. Mooni Saha, and Mr. Ejaj Ahmed At a Townterview with Bangladeshi Youth;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; International School Dhaka; Dhaka, Bangladesh
05/05/12 Joint Statement on U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/12 Remarks With Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Prime Minister's Office; Dhaka, Bangladesh
04/26/12 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Travel to China, Bangladesh, and India; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/19/12 U.S.-Bangladesh Security Dialogue on Security Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/13/12 Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro Travels to India and Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/30/12 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman to Travel to India, Nepal and Bangladesh April 1-6; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/12 Remarks on Bangladesh;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
02/16/12 The U.S. Trade Show Luncheon Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
02/14/12 Remarks at the Edward M. Kennedy Commemoration Event at Dhaka University;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
01/10/12 Science Envoy Travels to Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/30/11 Travel of Ambassador Melanne S. Verveer to Bangladesh and Nepal; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/12/11 Remarks with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
10/11/11 Meet Bangladesh: A "Next 11" Emerging Economy and a U.S. Strategic Ally in South Asia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; U.S. Bangladesh Advisory Council Congressional Reception (Rayburn Building); Washington, DC
06/22/11 South and Central Asia Fulbright Pre-Departure Orientation; Washington, DC
06/17/11 Interaction at Writer's Building;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Kolkata, India
06/17/11 Q&A Session with CII Members & Media;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; At the CII Meeting; Kolkata, India
06/17/11 West Bengal and Beyond: U.S.-India Business Links and Prospects for the Future;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Kolkata, India
06/14/11 Under Secretary of State Judith A. McHale to Speak at Event for Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Students; Washington, DC
06/06/11 Assistant Secretary of State Eric P. Schwartz Traveling to Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
04/11/11 Bengali New Year - Poila Boishakh Message;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
04/05/11 Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
03/22/11 Interview with ATN News;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
03/22/11 Press Conference at the American Recreation Club;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
03/15/11 Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr. Travels to China, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
03/08/11 Tibet Environmental Forum;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
03/07/11 Interview with Financial Times;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
02/11/11 Interview with ATN Bangla; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Geoffrey Pyatt, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
01/19/11 The Obama Administration's Priorities in South and Central Asia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Houston, TX
01/13/11 Remarks to the Washington International Business Council Army and Navy Club; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Geoffrey Pyatt, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
10/13/10 Interview With Bangladesh's NTV;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
09/30/10 South Asia's Unheralded Stories;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; San Diego, CA
05/28/10 Arrest of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Leader Saidur Rahman ;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
04/22/10 Press Conference Bangladesh;  Deputy Secretary James B. Steinberg; Dhaka, Bangladesh
04/15/10 Deputy Secretary James B. Steinberg Travels to India and Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
02/18/10 International Mother Language Day;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
11/02/09 U.S. Department of State Honors S.M. Fahad bin Kamal of Bangladesh As State Alumni Member of the Month; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
10/09/09 Interview With the Washington Diplomat;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
09/16/09 Remarks With Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni After Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
08/12/09 Remarks by the President at the Medal of Freedom Ceremony; East Room, The White House; Washington, DC
07/03/09 Remarks at the Annual Federation of Bangladeshi Associations of North America;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Alexandria, , VA
06/14/09 U.S.-Bangladesh Relations;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh
04/11/09 Bangla New Year - Pohela Boishakh Message;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
02/08/09 United States - Bangladesh Cooperation; Assistant Secretary Richard A. Boucher, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Dhaka, Bangladesh