John Gastright , US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State who is visiting Bangladesh , held meetings with Bangladesh’s foreign minister Morshed Khan and the Chief Election Commissioner Justice M A Aziz.
In his meeting with the foreign minister he said that the US offers to impart training to high level security officials to combat terrorism. Mr Gastright also said that while US appreciates the efforts Bangladesh has taken to curb terrorism in the country , he fears that the terrorists are not sitting quietly. Morshed khan agreed on non- complacent policy.
Morshed Khan said the United States expressed keen interest in becoming an observer of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and would formally approach Bangladesh, as it is the current chair of the forum. Mr Khan said he hoped every body would welcome US to be an observer in the SAARC.