Asked about the matter, the spokesperson of the US embassy told Prothom Alo on Sunday, "Visa related information is confidential under US law. We do not comment on any individual visa cases."

After serving for three years as the Army chief of Bangladesh, Aziz went on retirement on 24 June. Before taking the army's helm, Aziz was Quarter Master General (QMG) of army headquarters. He was also General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Mymensingh cantonment and director general of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) from 2012 to 2016.