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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman spoke on the phone today with State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh Shahriar Alam. The Deputy Secretary and State Minister discussed strengthening U.S.-Bangladeshi relations, the importance of holding free and fair elections, and the safety and security of U.S. embassy personnel.

U.S. Department of State

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