US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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Analysis |
As US hones its Indo-Pacific strategy, South Asian nations come into focus

  • High-level visit to Bangladesh seen as larger trend in US policy to engage smaller countries in region
  • Washington’s strategy in the region is focused on strong India ties and countering China, but other nations see room for manoeuvring

US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, left, and Bangladesh‘s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a press conference in Dhaka on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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