Tuesday, May 14

Today, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu is in Bangladesh to demonstrate the support of the United States for “a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.“

The State Department announced that, in Chennai, India, earlier in the assistant secretary’s trip, he met “with Consulate personnel to bolster bilateral engagement in southern India.“ And in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Assistant Secretary Lu reaffirmed “the United States’ support for Sri Lanka’s economic recovery, as well as the importance of a robust civil society as a cornerstone of a free and democratic society.“

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said that in Dhaka, the assistant secretary “will meet with government officials, civil society leaders, and other Bangladeshis to discuss U.S.-Bangladesh cooperation, including on addressing the climate crisis and deepening economic ties.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the assistant secretary of state to receive the Lord’s direction as he meets with foreign ministers and heads of state.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Blinken as he heads the State Department.
  • For God’s will to be accomplished in the United States and in the president’s administration.

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