US Deputy Secretary of State Biegun to travel India, Bangladesh

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Imphal: Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun will travel to India and Bangladesh October 12-16.

During 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.

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 around the globe, U.S Consulate General said in a press release.

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During October 14-16, Biegun will visit Dhaka, Bangladesh to meet with senior government officials and reaffirm the United States-Bangladesh partnership.

“The deputy secretary’s engagements in Bangladesh will focus on advancing our common vision of a free, open, inclusive, peaceful, and secure Indo-Pacific region with shared prosperity for all; U.S.-Bangladesh cooperation on Covid-19 response and recovery efforts; and sustainable economic development,” the release added.

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