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    Ambassador Bernicat's One-Year Anniversary

    January 25, 2016 - Ambassador Marcia Bernicat completed one year as the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh! This video shows her journey so far.

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    President Obama's Last State of the Union Address

    January 12, 2016 - "Fortunately, there’s a smarter approach, a patient and disciplined strategy that uses every element of our national power. It says America will always act, alone if necessary, to protect our people and our allies; but on issues of global concern, we will mobilize the world to work with us." — President Obama.

  • Ambassador Bernicat visits Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar

    Ambassador Bernicat Visits Cox's Bazar

    December 22, 2015 - Ambassador Bernicat visited Cox's Bazar and met district and local officials, Rohingya refugees and organizations providing them humanitarian assistance. She also visited U.S.-funded projects that work to prevent human trafficking and support victims.

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  • Ruthie Bolton and Ambassador Bernicat  with Bangladeshi youth athletes.

    WNBA's Ruthie Bolton Trains Bangladeshi Youth Athletes

    December 20, 2015 - WNBA star Ruthie Bolton and Ambassador Bernicat played an exhibition match and conducted skills training with nearly 60 Bangladeshi youth athletes — the culminating event for a 4-day intensive basketball workshop sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's SportsUnited.

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Headlines & Anouncements

  • "Shadhinota Tumi" Recited by the U.S. Embassy Staff

    December 16, 2015 - Our special video on Bangladesh's Victory Day, featuring Ambassador Bernicat and the U.S. Embassy staff reciting the famous Bangladeshi poem "Shadhinota Tumi" (Freedom You Are), written by Shamsur Rahman during Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971.

More News from the Embassy

  • 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 Message for U.S. Citizens

  • December 29, 2015The Embassy warns U.S. citizens of possible attacks against hotels and clubs in Dhaka in late December 2015, potentially in connection with New Year’s Eve celebrations.  Additionally, Dhaka Metropolitan Police have announced increased security measures on December 31, including a prohibition on outdoor parties after 8 p.m. and increased checkpoints in Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and the University of Dhaka. More»

    December 20, 2015 - The Worldwide Travel Alert (issued November 23, 2015) reminds U.S. citizens to exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation.  Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places.  Exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday festivals or events.  U.S. citizens should monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities. More»

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

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  • Embassy of the United States of America
    Madani Avenue, Baridhara, Dhaka - 1212, Bangladesh
    Phone: (880) (2) 5566-2000 
    E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov
    Open Sunday-Thursday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm*

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    Plot-1, J-Block, Progoti Sharoni
    Baridhara, Dhaka - 1212, Bangladesh
    Phone: (880) (2) 5566-2000
    E-mail: DhakaPA@state.gov
    Open Sunday-Thursday, 10:00 am–4:30 pm*

    * Except U.S. Mission Dhaka holidays


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