US State Department counsellor Derek Chollet has stressed on protecting freedom of expression and democracy, during a meeting with foreign minister A K Abdul Momen in New York.

The meeting was held at the United Nations headquarters on Monday evening New York time. Derek Chollet disclosed in a tweet on his X (formerly Twitter) handle.

He wrote, “Met with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen on the margins of #UNGA78. We discussed our cooperation on economic development and climate change and the importance of protecting freedom of expression and democracy.”