Prime Minister Khaleda Zia Monday wrote a letter to US President George W Bush on bilateral matters, but the Foreign Minister would not disclose the contents of the letter, reports UNB.
"It's personal letter of the Prime Minister to the US President…I did not see the letter," Foreign Minister Morshed Khan told reporters. However, he said it's a reply to President Bush's letter handed over to her by US Assistance Secretary of State Christina Rocca on January 26.
Rocca had described the US President's letter as a "friendly letter" and "private correspondence between the President and the Prime Minister."
In his letter President Bush hoped for a free and fair general election in Bangladesh on schedule.
As Rocca told reporters here, the President also hoped that strong efforts being made by Bangladesh to fight terrorism would continue.
In reply to a question about US Congressman Joseph Crowley's visit to Dhaka, Khan said given the Bangladesh-US relationship, the visit is very important.
During his visit, the government would request him to ensure that some of Bangladesh's textile items could be included in the duty-free list under the WTO regime. BGMEA leaders will have a meeting with Crowley on this issue.
Besides, he said, Trade Bill-2005 now pending with the US Senate will be discussed since Crowley is a co-sponsor of the Bill seeking duty-free access of Bangladeshi apparels and other products to the American market.