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  • Under Secretary Sewall in Dhaka (Photo: Mostafizur Rahman/Focus Bangla)

    Under Secretary Sewall Visits Bangladesh

    March 31, 2016 - The U.S. Department of State’s Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall led a delegation of senior U.S. officials to Dhaka on March 30-31.

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  • Sara Hossain receives the 2016 International Women of Courage Award from Secretary Kerry (State Dept. photo)

    Sara Hossain Receives 2016 Women of Courage Award

    March 29, 2016 - A human rights lawyer, Ms. Hossain served as a powerful voice for Bangladesh’s most disadvantaged and marginalized citizens, particularly women and girls, in the country's highest courts of law.

  • Ambassador Bernicat visits the Sundarbans(U.S. Embassy Dhaka photo)

    Ambassador Bernicat Visits the Sundarbans

    March 20, 2016 - Ambassador Bernicat and USAID Bangladesh Deputy Director traveled to the Sundarbans for a national policy dialogue organized by USAID’s Bagh project and the Ministry of Environment and Forests on protecting tigers in Bangladesh.

  •  24th Annual U.S. Trade Show in Dhaka (U.S. Embassy Dhaka photo)

    24th Annual U.S. Trade Show in Dhaka

    March 1, 2016 - The U.S. Embassy in partnership with AmCham in Bangladesh organized the 24th annual U.S. Trade Show, hosting booths from U.S. businesses, showcasing American products and services available in Bangladesh

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  • U.S. Naval Personnel Participate in the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Assembly in Dhaka

    January 12, 2016 - IONS is a multilateral maritime security initiative to increase maritime cooperation among the littoral countries of the Indian Ocean Region. The 5th biennial assembly of the IONS, hosted by the Bangladesh Navy in Dhaka January 10-13, included officials from 33 countries and chiefs of navies from 13 countries. Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Admiral Scott Swift, headed the U.S. team at the assembly.  Photos »

  • Biman Airlines Induction of Two New Boeing 737-800s

    January 12, 2016 - "A modern Biman fleet, powered by U.S. aircraft and engines, will boost connectivity, help attract investment, and ensure that Bangladesh continues to be well represented in the world." — Charge D’Affaires David Meale  Photo »

  • EMK Center Launches Community-Based Textile Exhibition

    January 4, 2016 - In celebration of “Bangladesh World Tourism Year 2016,” the EMK Center partnered with AJIYER Community-Based Tourism to launch a textile exhibition at the EMK Center.   Photos »

  • Ambassador Thomas Shannon Visits Bangladesh

    December 13, 2015 - "Whether it is climate change, security, women’s empowerment, or development, the past 40 years have shown that the U.S. and Bangladesh can accomplish amazing things when we work together." — Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs-Designate. 

Security Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • April 24, 2016 - The Progressive Students' Alliance and Anti-Imperialist Students' Union have called for a nationwide half-day Hartal on Monday, April 25 to protest the failure of the government to make an arrest in the Tonu murder case. More»

    March 9, 2016
     - The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa'ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  More»

    February 25, 2016 - The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the ongoing potential for extremist violence in Bangladesh.  This Travel Alert supersedes the November 10, 2015 alert and expires on May 1, 2016. More»

    Previous Security Messages are available on the U.S. Citizen Services Messages from the Embassy page.

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