US citizens return home with second charter flight

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 11:52, Apr 06, 2020 | Updated : 12:03, Apr 06, 2020


Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and US Ambassador Earl Miller at the airport

US Embassy Dhaka has arranged a second charter flight for several hundred American citizens and their family members who wished to return to the United States in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

All confirmed US citizen passengers who came to the airport Sunday, as for the first flight on March 30, were able to board.

US Ambassador Earl Miller and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen met at the airport to observe the operations and speak with departing passengers. 

The government of Bangladesh, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, local law enforcement and airport officials, and dozens of embassy personnel helped facilitate this second Qatar Airways charter flight.

This charter flight and the previous flight exemplify the strong and enduring cooperation, people-to-people ties, and friendship between the United States and Bangladesh.

As of April 4, the Department of States has coordinated the repatriation of over 40,000 Americans from 78 countries.