US Senator John McCain and two other senators, Joseph Liberman and Lindsey Graham are scheduled to visit Bangladesh on December 2nd as part of a broader regional trip.
Senator McCain was the Republican nominee for this year's presidential election. The three senators are members of the Senate Armed Services Committee of US Congress.Bangladesh Foreign ministry officials said that during their two-day visit the US senators will discuss bilateral issues with the government and civil society leaders and monitor the pre-election atmosphere in Bangladesh.
The senators are expected to meet with President Prof Iajuddin Ahmed, Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed and army chief Moeen U Ahmed as well as some political leaders.
Zahurul Alam has the details.