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Saudi delegation attends Dhaka investment summit

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 29 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Saudi delegation attends Dhaka investment summit

A 10- member Saudi delegation is now in Dhaka to attend the International Investment Summit that began on Sunday.

The delegation led by Saudi Transport Minister Engr. Saleh Nasser A. Alduhailan arrived on Saturday night.

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) is hosting the tow-day summit.

Vice Minister for Investment Badr Ibrahim LBadr, President of Saudi Sea Ports Authority Omar Hariri are among the delegation.

Members of Saudi investors were also included in representatives from Saudi private and public sectors like ACWA Power, Engineering Dimension II LLC, Red Sea Gateway Terminal etc.

Saudi investors have investments particularly in infrastructure, power and energy sectors, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign secretary (West), Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mohammad Jabed Patwary and director (West Asia) received the delegation at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

BSS adds: Saudi Arabian Minister for Transport and Logistic Services Engineer Saleh Nasser A Al-Jasser on Sunday said Saudi public and private companies are keen to invest in Bangladesh in infrastructure development, power, port, energy and renewable energy sectors.

He said this while calling on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her parliament office, according to the Prime Minister's Press Wing.

The Saudi minister conveyed regards of King Salman, custodian of two holy Mosques, to Sheikh Hasina.

The premier thanked the minister for his visit to Bangladesh.

The Saudi minster congratulated the Prime Minister on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of independence of Bangladesh.

He said that he was highly impressed by the development and stability in Bangladesh.

He thanked the Prime Minister for Bangladesh’s support to Saudi Arabia in international platforms.

Sheikh Hasina said that Bangladesh has opened its door for investment from even East Asia, South East Asia and Middle East.

The Saudi minister appreciated the policy of Bangladesh government.

He said some major companies of Saudi Arabia are doing very well in construction and power sector. “More than 30 Saudi companies want to invest in Bangladesh.”

 The Saudi minister thanked the Prime Minister for her dynamic role in the development of Bangladesh and said that Saudi Arabia is giving top priority to strengthening relations with Bangladesh.

Sheikh Hasina thanked the minister and his delegation for their participation in the International Investment Summit, Bangladesh. She hoped that in coming days both countries will work together for their mutual development.