Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said eight ‘iconic mosques’ with modern facilities will be constructed in the country’s eight divisions with Saudi Arabia’s assistance, reports UNB.
The Prime Minister said this when Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Yousef Alduhailan paid a courtesy call on her at the latter’s official residence Ganobhaban.PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
Sheikh Hasina said 560 model mosque-cum-Islamic cultural centres are being constructed at the upazila level across the country with Saudi assistance.
She also recalled the development of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque with Saudi support.
“Saudi Arabia has a special place in the hearts of Bangladeshis,” she said.
The Saudi envoy highly praised the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and hoped that the existing friendly relationship between the two countries would deepen further under her leadership.
He said the bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy, security and manpower between Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh will continue.