DOT Desk:  United States (US) Senator Ted Cruz (Republican-Texas) and Congressman Steve Chabot (Republican-Ohio) have expressed their willingness to facilitate further strengthening Washington-Dhaka relations, reports The Daily Sun.
 They said this while having meetings with a four-member delegation from the Standing Committee on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh National Parliament led by its Chairman Muhammad Faruk Khan on Wednesday in Washington DC.
 Other members of the team were Nurul Islam Nahid, Nahim Razzak, and Kazi Nabil Ahmed while the meetings took place at the respective offices of the Senator and the Congressman at Capitol Hill, said a press release received in Dhaka yesterday.
 Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States M Shahidul Islam and Embassy officials were present in the meetings. During the meetings, the Parliamentary delegation briefed the US lawmakers on Bangladesh’s impressive socio-economic development that has taken place under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The delegation highlighted Bangladesh’s sustained economic growth, efficient COVID-19 management and measures to improve democratic governance.
The Bangladeshi lawmakers acknowledged US humanitarian and political support to cope with more than 1 million displaced Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh.