Dhaka, June 11 -- Bangladesh and the United States have agreed to work toward security and economic cooperation and enhancing people-to-people ties in support of a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.

The two countries acknowledged the continuing challenge of terrorism, and the importance of adhering to human rights obligations while advancing security objectives, according to a joint statement issued after the 7th US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue held on Monday in Washington DC.

The meeting was co-chaired by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale.

Both sides agreed that the 8th Partnership Dialogue will be held in Dhaka at a mutually convenient time.