Dhaka, Oct. 15 -- State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam spoke to reporters about the development after his meeting with Stephen Beigun, the US deputy secretary of state, at a hotel in Dhaka on Wednesday night.

Shahriar said he sought support from the US under its Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development or BUILD Act for faster recovery from the pandemic affects.

Beigun pointed out that the size of Bangladesh's trade is bigger than those of the countries getting US support under the Act, according to Shahriar.

"It can be a Free Trade Agreement. He has encouraged us to discuss it," the state minister said.

The US is helping some countries recover from economic shock through the Act, which states the US Inte...