Salman F Rahman, the prime minister’s advisor for private industry and investment, engaged in talks with Uzra Zeya, the US under secretary of state for democracy and human rights, on a range of bilateral issues in Washington.
In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Rahman said the discussions at the US Department of State focused on strengthening the economic partnership between Dhaka and Washington, as well as the upcoming national elections in Bangladesh.
"We agreed that in a democracy, the only means to changing government is through election. I reiterated HPM Sheikh Hasina's firm commitment to ensure that the upcoming elections are held in a free fair and peaceful manner," he said.
The US official reaffirmed that the US does not support any particular political party but is keen to see the continuation of democracy in Bangladesh, according to Rahman.
Zeya also highlighted the "vital conversation" with Rahman on continued bilateral cooperation on issues such as the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Gaza, and Rohingya refugee support.