Kerry in Bangladesh

Kerry in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 29 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here on Monday on a day’s visit that is deemed “extraordinary” and “significant”.

Kerry landed at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and was greeted by Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali.

US envoy to Dhaka Marcia Bernicat was present, reported the Daily Star.

During his nine-hour stay, Kerry is expected to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Secretary Mahmood Ali. He may also meet opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Kerry first visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum to pay respects to Bangladesh’s founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, bdnews24 reported.

From Dhaka, Kerry will visit India, where cooperation between the US, India and Bangladesh in combating terrorism will be a priority agenda during discussions.

Kerry’s maiden visit to Bangladesh, at the verge of President Barack Obama administration’s tenure-end, was deemed “significant” by diplomats as they thought the US was giving importance to Hasina’s government after lending a cold shoulder for years.

According to diplomatic sources, the issue of terrorism and militancy will dominate Kerry’s talks in the aftermath of a spate of militant attacks in Bangladesh.


  1. John Kerry has constantly emphasized that Islam is a religion of peace, and only a very small tiny minority of un-employed, illiterate, misguided people have a very contagious form of virus that causes people to have issues with their brain that prompts them to do acts of terror. Hence, why is he discussing terrorism when an overwhelming majority of people are peace loving.

    Instead, he should be flying in with plane loads of neuro surgeons, and truck loads of meds to heal those people having a strange and contagious form of brain disease that is spreading not only in the Islamic world but also in the refugee camps and in the immigrant population.

  2. “From Dhaka, Kerry will visit India, where cooperation between the US, India and Bangladesh in combating terrorism will be a priority agenda…” – Report.

    Well, if you really want to know the true agenda, simply replace the word ‘terrorism’ with ‘pakistan’ in the statement above!! Doddanna doesn’t want to offend Congress party, Bakra Dutta and many sympathetic groups by naming the enemy nation. So, the euphemism of ‘terrorism’ in the press release!! smiles…

    • Rampa.. did Kerry have to say anything about the EU’s verdict on Apple’s whopping 13 Bill Euros taxes?

      If RT is to be believed, Tim Cooks bawls EVERY time the word is EVEN uttered.

      Lol. Cuckolded the nation! Got away with it! Caused chaos all over the Middle East… ‘almost’ getting away with it. Docked BP for the Deepwater Horizon spillage and even ‘chickenshit farmers’ in the Flo Keys, small shrimps in some Podunk riverside farm owners living in Trailers joined the mass litigation suit suit against BP. Oh, yeah.. they paid up! Or will.

      Shhhhhh… forget about the Bhopal tragedy….. U see, the US is above the LAW. 😉 SO, HELP THEM, God! 😉

      Oh nope! I don’t NEED to know. The country (India) doesn’t either! BUT, the EU NEEDS to know.

      Could you pl. clarify, Sir Rampu’ji? 😉

      Err… I have a MUCH MUCH faster net conn. now – ALL tx to my Pilikula job. And your old NIIT inst. has taught me to use some ‘yinternet’, YumYess Word..

      Go on, Rampa… .. 🙂

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