While reaffirming the US’ support and commitment to Bangladesh, Samantha said, “The resilience and generosity of your people will carry you from this milestone to the next.”
US ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller shared the video on Twitter Sunday.
Samantha described the USA as Bangladesh’s partner in its efforts to improve the lives of the people and unveil opportunities for growth since independence 50 years ago.
She said the two countries invested in lifting farmers from poverty, economically empowering women, and securing the health and safety of Bangladesh’s people.
This work has paid dividends – rice production has tripled since independence; infant mortality has been slashed by two-thirds since 1990 and the national poverty rate cut into half in the last 20 years, Samantha said.