US Secretary of State, John Kerry arrived in New Delhi and minutes after his arrival in the capital, his convoy was stuck in traffic jam after heavy rains poured in the city. John Kerry had earlier met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in his maiden visit to improve ties between both the nations.
His visit to Bangladesh was deemed significant at the verge of US President Barack Obama’s tenure. Kerry had earlier held discussions on US-Bangladesh co-operation on international issues, development, security and human rights.
He had scheduled a meeting with the Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali. The state secretary had also said that the US has interests in working closely with intelligence agencies of Bangladesh in order to fight terrorism.
He said, “We would fight with Bangladesh to combat terrorism … we have enough experts in this regard and we could help Bangladesh by giving these experts.”
Expressing the country’s interest in working closely with Bangladesh in sectors like health, climate and energy.
John Kerry, during his Bangladesh visit, had said that exchange of information is essential to combat terrorism praising the country’s socio-economic growth.