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US Asst Secretary Noyes in Dhaka to discuss refugee, migration issues

US Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Julieta Valls Noyes is on a five-day visit to Bangladesh (December 3-7).

In Bangladesh, Assistant Secretary Noyes will meet with government officials to express US’ gratitude for generously hosting Rohingyas fleeing the worsening humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, said the US Department of State on Saturday, reports UNB.

She will meet with non-governmental and international organization partners to highlight the US commitment to supporting the Rohingya refugee response and impacted host communities.

Following her Bangladesh trip, she will be in Thailand from December 7-10. There Assistant Secretary Noyes will meet with senior government officials as well as non-governmental and international organization partners to discuss refugee protection and humanitarian assistance for vulnerable populations in Thailand and continued support for humanitarian partners.

Julieta Valls Noyes, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, became Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration on March 31, 2022.

Previously, she served as Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Foreign Service Institute from 2018-2021.