Trump’s political aide due Friday

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 00:14, Feb 28,2018 | Updated: 00:46, Feb 28,2018

 
 

Lisa Curtis, top political aide to the US president Donald Trump on South Asia, arrives here Friday on a three-day official tour for holding meetings with Bangladesh ministers and visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.
Curtis, deputy assistant to the US president and senior director for south and central Asia at the National Security Council, would call on prime minister Sheikh Hasina, her security adviser Tarique Ahmed Siddique, foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali and foreign secretary Shahidul Haque.
They are likely to discuss US’s cooperation in resolving Rohingya crisis, bilateral cooperation on security, containing extremism and trade affairs.
Curtis is likely to make a follow up with Bangladesh authorities on the possibility of engagement in the US’s concept of Indo-Pacific Strategy for free and open trade and transportation in the region maintaining international laws.
She is set to visit Rohingya camps on Saturday and leave Dhaka on Sunday.
Lisa Curtis would be the senior most official of the Trump administration after the installation of the new US government in January, 2017. 

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