Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 Since the war of independence, there have been various discussions in Bangladesh about the role or position of the United States in Bangladesh.  But no matter which candidate wins the election, what Bangladesh wants or can get from the United States, analysts say, Bangladesh expects the country’s cooperation on a number of important issues.  However, they agree that it is not very important for Bangladesh which team wins there. Because the United States does not change its foreign policy in a hurry.  Former Foreign Secretary Touhid Hossain said that although there were many differences of opinion between the two countries on policy, it was not a negative thing for Bangladesh overall.  He said what Bangladesh can get from the US at the moment is GSP benefits in trade, the country’s strong position on Rohingya repatriation, export benefits as well as free trade agreement and more generosity in legal immigration.  ‘The United States may object to issues such as democracy or human rights. But their position has never been unfavorable for Bangladesh. GSP may not pay for now” he said.
However, this could be a great achievement for Bangladesh. Now, even if Bangladesh can start the free trade agreement with the United States, it will be positive, ‘he said.
 And former diplomat Humayun Kabir says the United States should provide more assistance to Bangladesh in investment and trade, which is what Bangladesh will want first.
 “The strategic position that the United States is talking about in South Asia is the importance of economic development and let them come forward with more investment in Bangladesh’s development – this is what Bangladesh wants,” he said.