United States assistant secretary for South Asia in Dhaka for 4-day visit


Staff Correspondent:


In a four day visit the United States Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia Atul Keshap has been arrived in Dhaka on Saturday early hour.


According to the US embassy, the US official would meet national leaders to discuss US-Bangladesh bilateral relations and other regional issues during his stay until February 25.

During the visit the US official will also meet with civil society leaders and private sector representatives to discuss a wide range of issues, including labor, development, governance and trade.


Keshap is a career US Foreign Service Officer from Virginia. As Deputy Assistant Secretary, he works closely with Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal. He was the US Senior Official for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) prior to his new assignment.

Keshap worked with Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake between 2010 and 2012 as Director of the Office of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Bhutan Affairs.



Source: BD Chronicle