USA & Bangladesh

Situation in Pakistan :March 4, 1971- US National Security Council Memorandum

  The East Pakistanis (Bengali) in the embassy here have approached State concerning their relations with the Department following a “declaration of independence.”(of Bangladesh) They expect to be expelled from the chancery and the current DCM, who is an East Pakistani, would then become the Chargé of a new embassy. “ —— US National Security… read more »

Letter of Richard Nixon to Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman- 1972

The text of the letter of US president Richard Nixon  was transmitted to Dhaka on April 5 in telegram 58480. (Ibid.) Secretary Rogers announced the recognition of Bangladesh at a press briefing on April 4. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman sent a letter to Nixon on April 9 in which he warmly acknowledged the recognition accorded his country…. read more »