Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 9, 2013


On April 9, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro and Additional Foreign Secretary Mustafa Kamal chaired the second U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues.

The Dialogue built on the success of last year’s meeting, held on April 19, 2012, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The exchanges during the Dialogue and the breadth of issues covered not only reflected the strength of the bilateral defense relationship, but also the shared commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the region. The Dialogue reaffirmed the robust engagement between the United States and Bangladesh and highlighted the growing defense relationship between our two countries.

Moving forward, the U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues will broaden and strengthen bilateral cooperation on a wide range of political-military issues. It will also enhance partnerships in peacekeeping, counterterrorism, and security cooperation, as well as joint military exercises and exchanges.

For further information, please contact David McKeeby in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at PM-CPA@state.gov.



PRN: 2013/0382

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