Turkey, OIC felicitate Hasina | 2019-01-21

Turkey, OIC felicitate Hasina

Staff Correspondent

20th January, 2019 10:49:38 printer

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and OIC Secretary General Dr Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her reappointment as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

In his message, the Turkish President has also wished well-being and prosperity of the friendly and brotherly people of Bangladesh, said the Foreign Ministry in Bangladesh on Sunday.

The OIC Secretary General congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her historic victory and reiterated his hope that under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina – Bangladesh will continue on its path to peace, development and progress.

The OIC Secretary General made the remarks during his commencement statement at the OIC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) in preparation for the 46th Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) to be held in the UAE this year.

The Secretary General also expressed his felicitations during a call on him by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque in Jeddah on Sunday.

Bangladesh, the outgoing Chair of the 45th CFM, had organised the last iteration of the Council in Dhaka in 2018.

Early in the morning, the foreign secretary opened the Senior Officials Meeting at the OIC Headquarters in Jeddah by making a statement and handed over the Chair to the Head of Delegation from the UAE – led by their Assistant Foreign Minister.

Bangladesh delegation included the Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and PR to the OIC Golam Mosih and other senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the chair’s statement, the Foreign Secretary welcomed the participants from all member states and thanked them for their cooperation and support extended to Bangladesh chairmanship.