KSA to continue support for Bangladesh, says envoy
Published : Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 at 9:23 AM Count : 162
The Saudi government will continue to extend its support to accelerate the socioeconomic development of Bangladesh alongside the Rohingya issue.
Newly appointed Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Yousef Essa Al duhailan said this when he presented his credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the afternoon, reports UNB.
President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.
Welcoming the envoy, the President hoped that the existing bilateral ties between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia will further be expanded during his stay here.
Expressing his satisfaction over the existing trade and investment relations between the two brotherly Muslim countries, President Hamid urged the ambassador to take more effective measures to further expand the ties.
He said a good number of Bangladeshi nationals, including skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers, are working in Saudi Arabia which is contributing to the overall development of both the countries.
Mentioning the meeting between then King of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during the 4th Summit of Non-Aligned Movement held in Algiers, Algeria in 1973, the President said the relationship between the two countries developed since then.
The envoy sought cooperation from the President during his assignment in Bangladesh and the President assured him of providing all sorts of cooperation.
Secretaries concerned to the President and high officials of the Foreign Ministry were present.
Earlier, on his arrival at the presidential palace, a smartly turned-out contingent of the horse-mounted President Guard Regiment (PGR) gave the envoy a guard of honour as part of the ceremony.