Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen
04/08/2019 02:51 PM EDT
Office of the Spokesperson
April 8, 2019
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen. They discussed our increasing economic, security, and counterterrorism cooperation. The Secretary lauded Bangladesh’s generosity in continuing to host one million Rohingya refugees from Burma, and emphasized how we will work with the international community to increase support for the refugees and host communities, while addressing root causes and conditions in Burma. The Secretary underscored that responsibility for resolution of the Rohingya refugee crisis rests with Burma, which must create the necessary conditions for voluntary repatriation. The Secretary emphasized the importance of advancing good governance, transparency, and democratic values, as Bangladesh continues its emergence as a key partner in the Indo-Pacific.