Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 29, 2016

The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner:

Secretary Kerry met with Prime Minister Hasina in Dhaka to discuss our broad bilateral engagement on democracy, development and security and our increasing partnership on global issues. In particular, he focused on our joint efforts to confront the global terrorist threat that both the United States and Bangladesh face. He also emphasized the importance of upholding human rights and democratic values. Secretary Kerry praised Bangladesh’s impressive development progress and commitment to contributing to solving global challenges through UN peacekeeping and action on climate change.