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Ambassador Ziauddin met Congressman Ed Whitfield

Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin met Congressman Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the US Congress Subcommittee on Energy and Power yesterday.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Mohammad Ziauddin met the influential Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield, who is also the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power and a member of the Bangladesh Caucus, today at the Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Bangladesh Ambassador briefed him on the current economic advancements in Bangladesh. He stated that Bangladesh is maintaining over 6% growth for more than a decade having a population of nearly 160 million. He also added that Bangladesh is self sufficient in food and has made headway in sustainable production of rice in water logged and saline areas in Bangladesh.

Ambassador Ziauddin briefed the congressman about the potential connectivity in South and South-East Asia, where Bangladesh would be at the center point to connect the economic powers like China, India and Myanmar.

Bangladesh Ambassador briefed the Congressman on the current energy & power scenario and prospects of renewable solar energy in Bangladesh. He also described about the immense initiatives and successes by the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resolve the power crisis in the country.

Ambassador Ziauddin briefed the congressman on the current status of the trials in the International Crime Tribunal- Bangladesh (ICT-BD). Ambassador added that bringing the war criminals, who committed crime against humanity under justice, will heal the wound of the war and end the culture of impunity.

Congressman Whitfield appreciated the immense economic development in Bangladesh. He also welcomed Ambassador Ziauddin in his new assignment and assured him all out support during his stay in the United States. Nayem Uddin Ahmed, Counselor Political of the Embassy accompanied the Ambassador during the meeting.

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