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He presents credentials to President

US for strong Dhaka-Washington ties, new envoy tells President

Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh.com
Newly appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller presented his credentials to President Md Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban

Newly appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller emphasized that a strong Bangladesh-US relationship is in the interest of US and Bangladeshi people as well as the regional and global community.

Ambassador Miller presented his credentials on Thursday to President Md Abdul Hamid at a ceremony at Bangabhaban in the afternoon.

Welcoming the ambassador, President Abdul Hamid said the US is one of the development partners of Bangladesh. “The bilateral relationship is increasing day by day,” he said underscoring the need for strengthening the relations between the two countries further.

During the meeting, the new envoy said the US gives importance to its relations with Bangladesh, expressing the hope that ties will bolster during his tenure here, said President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin.

The Ambassador, who arrived here on November 18, was sworn in as the US Ambassador to Bangladesh at the Department of State in the United States, said the US Embassy in Dhaka.

Former US Ambassadors Marcia Bernicat, Dan Mozena, and the Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States, Ziauddin were also present during the ceremony.

Ambassador Miller, a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, joined the Department of State in 1987.

He served previously as US Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana from 2014 - 2018, while Consul General at the US Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2011 to 2014.

Ambassador Miller also served in Washington, San Francisco, Miami and Boston and at US embassies in El Salvador, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq, and India.

Ambassador Miller was confirmed as US Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh by the US Senate on October 11.

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