New US ambassador presents credentials

Newly appointed ambassador of the United States to Bangladesh Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat presented her credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban today.

Welcoming the ambassador, the President hoped that the existing relations between Bangladesh and the US would be strengthened further during her tenure.About the recent terrorism and violence, Abdul Hamid said violence and terrorism cannot not be acceptable as they are not the language of democracy, President’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS after the meeting.
Echoing the President’s view, the US envoy said terrorism and violence cannot be the path of democracy.
Abdul Hamid discussed with the envoy matters relating to country’s readymade garment (RMG) sector, including the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) facilities.
Laying importance on extending cooperation between the two countries, the US envoy said that she would work to remove barriers in the RMG sector, including the GSP one.
Bernicat underscored the need for widening partnership dialogue between the two countries for mutual interests.
She appreciated Bangladesh’s socio-economic development.
Secretaries concerned to the President were present.
Earlier, on her arrival at Bangabhaban, the envoy was given a guard of honor by a contingent of the President’s Guard Regiment.
Before joining her new assignment in Bangladesh, Bernicat was the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State.
She was previously ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. – BSS