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Mary Ann Peters, Ambassador to Bangladesh



Ambassador Peters at the DRIK Art Gallery in Dhaka
Ambassador Peters (right) spoke at the opening of the photo exhibit "After September 11: Images from Ground Zero" on April 7, 2002. The event was held at the DRIK Art Gallery in Dhaka and was attended by around 120 people.  Featured in the picture (right to left) are Ambassador Peters; Susan Jenkins, Studio Manager for Joel Meyerowitz; Mustafa Abbasi, Director General of the Shilpakala Academy; and the Australian High Commissioner Robert Flynn. (Photo by Abu Mazhar, Embassy Dhaka)

Ambassador Peters: "Serving overseas enables me to gain a deeper appreciation for the United States - it is a tremendous honor to represent our great country.  September 11 and its aftermath provided many of us, including those of us working in embassies abroad, with an enormous job to do for our country. We realized very suddenly and dramatically that we needed to do more to explain ourselves and our values to the many who have never visited the United States or thought much about the true nature of our society. We have long recognized that the promotion of democratic values abroad contributes in the long run to the interests, including the security interests, of the United States. But now we are even more aware of how vital is it to build bridges between our country and other countries in the world, including Muslim societies."

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Released on August 15, 2002

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