US envoy Bernicat meets FM

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Staff Reporter:

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat on Monday held a meeting with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at the latter’s residence in the city.

Confirming the meeting an official told UNB that the meeting lasted for an hour and 45 minutes but he did not share what was discussed in the meeting.

“I can tell you the meeting began at around 5pm and it ended at 6:45pm,” the official said.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque were also present, said a diplomatic source.

It could not be known what they discussed in the meeting.

Earlier on Sunday, the US Embassy in Dhaka appreciated efforts taken by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police and security officials for their quick and professional response following the attack on a vehicle carrying the US Ambassador.

“We express our appreciation to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police and security officials for their quick and professional response following the incident,” the Embassy said in a statement.

An official vehicle from the US Embassy in Dhaka, which was transporting Ambassador Marcia Bernicat, was attacked by a group of armed adult men, some on motorcycles, in the Mohammadpur area on Saturday where she attended a dinner, said the statement.

There were no injuries to the Ambassador, her drivers, or security staff; however, two security vehicles sustained some damage, said the US Embassy.unb

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