This year marks the 50th anniversary of relations between the United States and Bangladesh. Over the past five decades, Bangladesh and the United States have developed a complex relationship that spans economic and security ties as well as transnational issues like climate change. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladesh had boasted a decade of impressive economic growth, and the United States remains the top destination for Bangladesh’s exports. As the Biden administration implements its Indo-Pacific strategy, Bangladesh’s relationships with neighboring India and China suggest that it will draw increasing interest from U.S. policymakers.
On April 5, USIP hosted a conversation with Bangladesh’s foreign minister, His Excellency Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, on the lessons learned from the last 50 years and the path ahead for U.S.-Bangladesh relations.
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Lise Grande, opening remarks
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace
His Excellency A.K. Abdul Momen
Foreign Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, moderator
Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates