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.
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.
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.