U.S.-Bangladesh Memorandum of Consultations of August 15, 2013

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August 15, 2013

   

Delegations representing the Government of the United States and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh met in Washington D.C., August 15, 2013, to negotiate an Open Skies Air Transport Agreement. The discussions proceeded in a friendly and constructive manner, reflective of the close relationship between the two countries. The delegation list is attached at Attachment A.

The delegations reached ad referendum agreement on, and initialed the text of, an Agreement ("the Agreement,") attached as Attachment B. The delegations intend to submit the Agreement to their respective authorities for approval with a strong recommendation that it be brought into force as soon as practicable.

The delegations expressed their expectation that, upon the initialing of the text of the Agreement, their aeronautical authorities will permit operations consistent with the terms of that agreement on the basis of comity and reciprocity, pending its entry into force.

FOR THE DELEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

Wendell Albright
Director
Office of Aviation Negotiations
U.S. Department of State

FOR THE DELEGATION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH:

Mahmud Hussain
Chairman
Civil Aviation Authority
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

U.S. Delegation List

Mr. Wendell Albright, Head of Delegation
Director, Office of Aviation Negotiations
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Ms. Daniela Dobrescu
International Civil Aviation Officer, Office of Aviation Negotiations
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Ms. Alina Eldred
Attorney-Adviser
Office of the Legal Adviser
U.S. Department of State

Mr. Brian Hedberg
Assistant Director for Negotiations
Office of International Aviation
U.S. Department of Transportation

Ms. Laura Trejo
Attorney-Adviser
Office of International Law
U.S. Department of Transportation

Mr. Eugene Alford
International Trade Specialist
Office of Service Industries
U.S. Department of Commerce

Mr. Jonathan S. Goldberg
International Trade Specialist
Office of South Asia
U.S. Department of Commerce

Industry Observers

Ms. Cecilia Bethke
Managing Director, International Affairs
Airlines for America

Bangladesh Delegation List

Mr. Khurshed Alam Chowdhury, Head of Delegation
Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Air Vice Marshal Mahmud Hussain
Chairman
Civil Aviation Authority
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Mr. Mohammad Wahid Hossain
Economic Minister
Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Wing Commander SM Nazmul Anam
Director, Flight Safety & Regulations
Civil Aviation Authority
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Chakraborty
Deputy Director
Civil Aviation Authority
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Mr. Md. Belayet Hossain
General Manager Planning
Biman Bangladesh Airlines