News Desk: US Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken said in a video message, "I am delighted to be joining you in celebrating 5 decades of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and the United States." Senator Ted Kennedy visited Bangladesh in February 1972.
He spoke to the students of Dhaka University and spoke about the bond between the people of our two countries, our similar struggle for independence and our love for independence and our journey to 'follow the path of independence'. Shortly afterwards, on April 4, President Richard Nixon sent a letter to Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, hoping that the diplomatic relations between the two countries would further strengthen the ties and friendship of our people in the years to come.
He made the remarks in a message on Monday (April 4th) marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and the United States.
"After 50 years, our two countries are important to our people," he said. By cooperating on almost every issue, the relationship between Bangladeshis and Americans is getting deeper with each passing generation.
Our two countries have set an example in improving public health, strengthening the local health system, reducing maternal mortality in Bangladesh by two thirds in the last two decades, providing 61 million vaccines to prevent COVID-19.
In 2021, the United States purchased more Bangladeshi products than any other country, valued at about ৩ 8.3 billion. To further deepen our strong partnership, we encourage Bangladesh to make progress on workers' rights.
"Together we are tackling the climate crisis," he said. We are strengthening the tolerance of the villages already affected by the sea level rise and more severe storms. Besides, we have been working to resolve the Rohingya crisis since its inception.
Bangladeshi engineer Fazlur Rahman Khan, who designed the Sears Tower. It is a unique example of the joint creation of Bangladeshis and Americans. "We look forward to seeing what more our people can do together in the coming decades," he said.