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Maldives VP pays homage to Bangabandhu

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 23 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Maldives VP pays homage to Bangabandhu
Visiting Vice-President of the Maldives Faisal Naseem admires the mural of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after placing a wreath there at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the city’s Dhanmondi area on Monday. —SUN PHOTO

Visiting Vice-President (VP) of the Maldives Faisal Naseem, who arrived in Dhaka on Monday on a 3-day official visit, paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhamnondi.

“It was enlightening to learn about the life and good deeds of Bangabandhu, whose selfless efforts paved the way for the country’s independence,” he said.

The Vice-President of the Maldives signed the visitors’ book after placing a floral wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in the museum.

He was accompanied by Maldives Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed and Maldives High Commissioner to Bangladesh Shiruzimath Sameer.

Faisal Naseem’s visit is aimed at taking the bilateral relations forward and at discussing potential areas of cooperation.   

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen received the Maldivian Vice-President upon his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday morning. Momen also hosted dinner in honour of the Vice-President after a meeting between them at Hotel Intercontinental.

On the first day of his visit, Faisal Naseem visited Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Centre in the capital.

 

The Vice-President will call on Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday evening at Bangabhaban after his meeting with Education Minister Dipu Moni and Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad.

 

He will have a separate meeting with Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday before his departure. Cooperation in the areas of health, education, manpower export is likely to come up for discussion during his visit apart from other bilateral issues.

 

The Vice-President is scheduled to leave Dhaka at 7:45pm on Wednesday, wrapping up his three-day visit.

 

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