Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 20-23. In Dhaka, she will meet with senior officials from the Government of Bangladesh to discuss strengthening the U.S.-Bangladesh partnership and our collaboration on building a prosperous, secure, and interconnected Indo-Pacific region.
On October 21, PDAS Wells will travel to Cox’s Bazar to visit refugee camps sheltering nearly one million Rohingya, most of whom fled Burma in the wake of ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the Burmese military in Rakhine State. She will meet officials from UN organizations, NGOs, and local government to discuss their efforts to ensure assistance reaches the affected populations. Throughout her trip, she will express appreciation for Bangladesh’s continued generosity in responding to the refugee crisis and support for the upcoming elections.