Farewell to H.E Earl Robert Miller, the U.S. Ambassador


Farewell to H.E Earl Robert Miller, the U.S. Ambassador

The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) held a virtual program today Monday January 17th 2022 at 3pm in honor of H.E. Earl R. Miller, Ambassador of the United States of America to bid farewell and thank for his efforts in supporting role to AmCham and Bangladesh at large. Mr. Syed Ershad Ahmed, The President – AmCham, presided the program.

This virtual ‘Farewell’ was arranged as an opportunity for AmCham members and concerned stakeholders to convey our heartfelt gratitude for the work AmCham and US Embassy do in collaboration to enhance the bilateral relationship between these two friendly nations. Since inception both these entities work closely in Bangladesh and will continue to do so days ahead. Members of the chamber are also thankful for US embassy’s excellent initiatives in humanitarian grounds especially combatting the COVID-19 by the government of the USA and Amb. Miller by for the millions of doses of vaccine under COVAX as well as other medical equipment, a gift from the American people to Bangladesh with an objective to save lives in this dire situation. AmCham also recalls the many contributions Ambassador and his colleagues at the embassy made to the chamber during last three years, his tenure in office in Bangladesh, especially in improving bi-lateral trade and investment relation between the two economies. Since coming to Bangladesh, Ambassador Miller has been accessible, responsive and truly committed to supporting the AmCham community here.

Partnerships are critical and we value the mutual cooperation between the USA and Bangladesh. We are at present America’s 52nd largest goods trading partner and the single largest market for Bangladeshi goods in the world. USA is still the largest contributor to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh in different sectors & we hope more cooperation may attract more investment in diversified segments and contribute to Bangladesh’s migration to a developing nation. We would like to continue holding dialogues focusing on different aspects with a view to identify the opportunities/issues and recommend action/policies to enhance economic cooperation between the U.S.A and Bangladesh and how we both can play a supporting role in the ecosystem at large ‘doing-business’ easier. We at AmCham Bangladesh, with a diverse membership base and outlook focusing on global, national or business environment, attempt to develop an approach that might help the private sector & regulatory leadership set the priorities on right strategies making rapid and inevitable remedies.

A good number of AmCham members including the Executive Committee Members, former presidents, foreign dignitaries, business leaders, media representatives and other distinguished guests attended the event and extended their felicitation to Ambassador Miller in the occasion. Mr. Syed Mohammad Kamal, Vice President – AmCham & Country Manager, Mastercard – Bangladesh offered the vote of thanks, especially Ambassador Miller wishing him all the best in his future endeavor.