November 27, 2022, 10:09 pm

Diplomatic correspondent

2022-11-21 14:30:10 BdST

US to be bold in promoting its vision of a free, secure, and prosperous world: Haas

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas on Monday said they seek to work with Bangladesh and other partners to build an Indo-Pacific that has five elements.

"We want a region that is free and open, interconnected, prosperous, secure, and resilient. We share this vision with many other nations," he said.

The US Ambassador was speaking at a panel discussion “Untangling the Myriad of Multilateral Frameworks in the Indo-Pacific” at Bay of Bengal Conversations at a hotel in Dhaka.

He said they do not ask any nation to choose between the United States and any other partner.

"As we manage shifting geopolitical trends, the United States will conduct itself as a reasonable leader. We do not seek conflict. We do not seek a Cold War," Haas said.

The Ambassador said the United States will be unabashed in promoting their vision of a free, open, secure, and prosperous world.

The window of opportunity to deal with shared threats is closing fast, said Ambassador Haas.

"Our vision is a shared vision. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina described Bangladesh’s vision for the region at the 2021 Paris Peace Forum," he said.

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