US doesn’t want to impose any sanctions on Bangladesh: Congressman


Influential US Congressman and Chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Gregory W Meeks has said they do not want to impose any sanctions against Bangladesh and there is an excellent relationship between the Washington and Dhaka.

“We want to make sure that we are not (imposing any sanctions) against Bangladesh and we are still working with the government and people of the country,” he told a fundraising luncheon function at a restaurant in New York’s Queens area on Monday, according to message received here today.

Meeks, also an eminent lawyer, has been a US representative of Democratic Party from New York since 1998, and serving as the chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs since 2021.

“We are not putting any embargo against Bangladesh. The sanctions were imposed on some individuals of an organisation, not the entire organisation … we are looking into the scenario there,” he added.