Under Secretary Sewall Travels to Thailand and Bangladesh

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 25, 2016


Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall is on travel to Thailand and Bangladesh, March 25-31.

In Thailand, Under Secretary Sewall will meet with government officials and civil society representatives to affirm U.S. support for an inclusive process as Thailand pursues its roadmap to restore democratic governance. She also will discuss ensuring respect for human rights, combating trafficking in persons, protecting refugees and other vulnerable populations, and enhancing regional law enforcement cooperation.

In Bangladesh, Under Secretary Sewall will meet with government officials and civil society representatives to discuss governance issues and cooperation in countering violent extremism. She will also deliver a public lecture, “Our Shared Struggle against Violent Extremism,” at Dhaka University.

For further information, please contact Virginia Blakeman at BlakemanVH@state.gov. To follow the trip and for more information on the State Department’s work on civilian security, democracy, and human rights, follow us on Twitter: @CivSecatState, or visit 2009-2017.state.gov/j.