Bangladesh-US ties: Momen-Blinken talks on Washington on Wednesday

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Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen is going to be planned to leave Dhaka tonight for Washington where he'll have a number of meetings, including one with US Secretary of Talk about Antony J Blinken. 

There is absolutely no specific issue nonetheless they could have "broad-based" discussions as the brand new administration is in place in the US. "You want to create a much solid marriage with the US," said Dr Momen.

With an upward trend in both way export and import, the total trade volume with the US jumped to US $4.1 billion in '09 2009 from US $1.5 billion in 1996, reflecting a 59.4 % increase in the total trade volume. 

Since then, the figure showed an increasing pattern of trade with the US with an amount of $6.4 billion in 2014 to $ 9 billion in 2019. 

However, the trade amount with the US was US $3,405.4 million until mid-2020 regardless of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

In 2018-19, Bangladesh export to the US was US $6.8 billion, including major exportable items, such as, woven apparel, knit apparel, miscellaneous textile products, cap, headgear, footwear, tobacco, snack foods food, furniture, ceramic, toys, plastic material items and artificial flowers. 

Before, the foreign minister said, there were indications that the brand new US administration below President Joe Biden would look into the issue of genocide found in the Rakhine Express and can hopefully proactively do something for their safe return to Myanmar.