US Senator John McCain, who was the Republican nominee in the
recent presidential election, arrived in Dhaka as part of a regional visit.
A chartered plane carrying him from New Delhi landed at Zia International
Airport at 10:25pm. He is accompanied by Senator Joseph Lieberman and Senator
Foreign Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury received them at the airport.
He told journalists that McCain would call on Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed.
“They are expected to discuss Bangladesh's parliamentary election,” he added.
McCain, who ran against Barack Obama in a historic battle of ballot for the
White House, was first elected to US Senate from Arizona in 1986. He has an
adopted daughter of Bangladeshi origin.