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Political and Economic Affairs Section

The Political and Economic Affairs Section monitors, analyzes, reports, and advises on a broad range of trends and developments affecting U.S. interests. Priority political topics include Bangladesh's role in the war against terror; human rights, refugees, and trafficking in persons; political party activities (especially in the context of national elections); and Bangladesh's relations with South Asian and other key countries.

The section also manages issues and programs pertaining to the full range of bilateral, regional, and international economic and commercial relations. It promotes policies favorable to free trade and open markets, and provides advocacy on behalf of American businesses in Bangladesh. Key areas of interest include: finance and banking; economic reform; post Multi-Fiber Arrangement market development; intellectual property rights; and regulatory frameworks.