Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) organized a Roundtable Discussion with Senior Director Eileen Laubacher, Senior Director for South Asia, the US National Security Council (NSC) & Her Delegation on 09 January, Monday, 2023 at the BIISS Auditorium.
Other members of the delegation were: (a) Brian Luti, Director for South Asia Regional Center, National Security Council, United States Government and (b) Scott Urbom, Office Director, South and Central Asia Bureau, U.S. State Department. The delegation was accompanied by Ms Helen LaFave, the Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Dhaka, Mr Arturo Hines, Acting Political/Economic Counselor, US Embassy, Dhaka, and Mr Justin Halpern, Indo-Pacific Affairs Officer, US Embassy, Dhaka.
Major General Sheikh Pasha Habib Uddin, OSP, SGP, BAMS, afwc, psc, Director General, BIISS, delivered the welcome address. Four presentations were made by BIISS researchers. Mr Rubel Molla, Research Fellow, made a presentation on “The Evolving Geopolitical and Strategic Environment in the Indo-Pacific Region”; Mr M Ashique Rahman, Senior Research Fellow, deliberated on “Bangladesh-US Cooperation for Enhanced Security in the Indo-Pacific Region”; Dr Mahfuz Kabir, Research Director presented on “Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: Opportunities and Expectations”, and Mr Abu Salah Md Yousuf, Research Director reflected on “Strengthening Bangladesh-US Cooperation for Dignified Repatriation of the Rohingyas”.
Senior Director Eileen Laubacher delivered her remarks focusing on "US Perspective on US-Bangladesh Cooperation and Collaboration in the Indo-Pacific Region." Ms Helen LaFave, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Dhaka also delivered a brief remark.
With the concluding remarks of the Director General, BIISS, the event came to an end.