US official in city to join Rohingya talks

04 Nov,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

US Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit to accompany Simon Henshaw, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, and a Department delegation in Bangladesh.

The delegation is in the region to discuss ways to address the humanitarian and human rights concerns stemming from the Rakhine State crisis and improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance to displaced persons in Burma, Bangladesh, and the region.

Spokesperson Nauert will join Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Tom Vajda of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, and Office Director Patricia Mahoney of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the delegation.

In Bangladesh, the Spokesperson will accompany the delegation to the Cox's Bazar District in southeastern Bangladesh, said the US Embassy in Dhaka.

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