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US Asst Secy Noyes in Bangladesh to discuss refugee, migration issues

04 December 2022
US Asst Secy Noyes in Bangladesh to discuss refugee, migration issues

Staff Reporter :
US Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Julieta Valls Noyes is travelling Bangladesh on a five-day official tour to visit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar and Bhashanchar and to hold talks with government officials.
She will be visiting there from December 3 to 7 and later she would leave Bangladesh for Thailand for her visit there from December 7 to 10, a media note issued by US State Department on Friday said.
 "In Bangladesh, Assistant Secretary Noyes will meet with government officials to express our gratitude for their generosity in hosting Rohingya and other refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian crisis in Burma," the note said.
She will also meet with non-governmental and international organisation partners to highlight the US commitment to supporting the Rohingya response and impacted host communities, it added.
In Thailand, 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 US continued support for humanitarian partners.  
She will highlight US commitment to the enduring US-Thailand alliance and partnership.
Julieta Valls Noyes, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, became Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration on 31 March 2022.
Previously, she served as deputy director and acting director of the Foreign Service Institute from 2018-2021.

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