US Charge d' Affaires Judith Chammas said it is a priority for the American government to work closely with Bangladesh to counter terrorism which she said was a threat to all. She said she hopes that police investigation into JMB continues to progress and that it will shed light on whether any elements of the outfit were involved in other acts of terrorism in Bangladesh.
"Bringing to justice in a transparent and lawful manner all of the organizers, sponsors, perpetrators of all acts of extremist and political violence remains the paramount goal for anybody concerned with the security and future of this country," she told a press conference marking the inauguration of American Week in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
The charge d' affaires said support to democracy is one of America's top priorities around the world. "We want to do what we can to help Bangladesh maintain and strengthen its democracy."
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