They discussed the issues at the second high-level economic consultation between Bangladesh and the United States held at the US Department of State in Washington D.C on Thursday.

Salman and Jose W. Fernandez, US State Department Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, co-chaired the daylong meeting.

The Bangladesh delegation also included Shahriar Alam, Ahmad Kaikaus, principal secretary to the prime minister, Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, MP, Begum Shamsun Nahar, MP, M Shahidul Islam, Bangladesh ambassador to the United States, and other senior officials of the government.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Ambassador Kelly Keiderling, Assistant US Trade Representative Christopher Wilson, Deputy Under Secretary for International Affairs, Department of Labour Thea Lee and other senior officials of the relevant US departments were in the US side.

Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez applauded Bangladesh’s remarkable economic growth and tremendous success in Covid-19 vaccination.

Recognising the progress made in Bangladesh’s labour sector, Fernandez proposed for a regular consultation mechanism to remain engaged on the labour issues.