Dhaka, Mar 29 (UNB)– US Ambassador Earl Miller visited Rajshahi to promote his country’s educational and cultural exchanges, economic engagement, and law enforcement cooperation in the region.
During his March 27-29 visit, he inaugurated the new American Corner at Varendra University – one of four in Bangladesh that function as extensions of the American Center in Dhaka.
Miller visited the Varendra Research Museum to see work funded by three grants, totaling $193,000, for architectural and exhibition restoration and preservation through Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.
He discussed US-funded ‘American English Radio Program’ and met youth leaders working on another US-funded programme to reduce violence among their peers.
Miller also awarded certificates to students participating in the State Department-funded English Access Microscholarship Program, which provides two-year English study and leadership skills to Bangladeshi students aged 13-17.
The ambassador visited the Bangladesh Police Academy and reviewed US-funded programming which has helped train 13,770 law enforcement professionals. He also observed the first Bangladeshi trainer-led emergency first aid course using a new US curriculum.
Miller also met Americans living and working in Rajshahi, and emphasised the role expatriates play in strengthening ties between the US and Bangladesh.
He ended his trip by visiting historic sites, including the Puthia Palace and Rajshahi College.