US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has reaffirmed the importance of upholding human rights and holding "free, fair, and peaceful" national elections in Bangladesh.
The statement by Sherman came as she met with State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam and discussed issues of mutual interest in the US on Friday, reports news agency UNB.
The deputy secretary expressed condolences for the three Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers, who were killed on October 4 in the Central African Republic, said US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price.
Sherman also underscored the US commitment to the people of Ukraine in the face of Russia’s "illegal war of aggression", according to a message received from the US State Department.
Sherman and Alam discussed the US-Bangladesh partnership as two countries commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.