WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Delegates from the U.S. and Bangladesh came together Tuesday for the third U.S.-Bangladesh Dialogue on Security Issues.
With the objective of developing America's defense relationship with Bangladesh, the meeting included discussion about "strategic priorities and regional issues, security assistance, global security, and non-proliferation cooperation."
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tom Kelly and Additional Foreign Secretary Mustafa Kamal led the meeting.
According to the State Department, "The dialogue reflects our growing defense relationship with Bangladesh, and our shared commitment to peace and prosperity in the region. It supports our growing partnership in maritime security, counterterrorism, disaster risk management, peacekeeping, law enforcement, nonproliferation, joint military exercises and exchanges, and other security issues."