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5 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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US official Alice Wells due in Dhaka today

DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT, Dhaka

Acting assistant secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will arrive in Dhaka today, US embassy in Bangladesh sources said.

As per embassy, acting assistant secretary Wells will travel to Bangladesh from 5 November to 7 November.

During her visit, she will meet with senior Bangladeshi government officials and civil society leaders in Dhaka.

Wells will also meet with Bangladeshi officials and representatives from international and non-governmental organisations to discuss US humanitarian assistance and observe the conditions refugees and host communities are facing in Cox’s Bazar, a media note of US embassy website said.  Sources said she would mainly focus in areas of preventing human trafficking, promoting free media and trade between Bangladesh and US.

Earlier on October, 27, Wells, in a statement before The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia & The Pacific, called upon Myanmar to create conditions for the Rohingya’s voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation and guarantee their rights as recommended by the Annan Commission recommendations.

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