Monday, 23 May, 2022

Saudi FM arrives in Dhaka

Saudi FM arrives in Dhaka
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen welcomes his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud on his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Tuesday. —PID PHOTO

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday evening on a brief visit.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen received his Saudi counterpart at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 6:07pm.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Yussef Essa Al Dulaihan were also present, reports UNB.

In his less than 24-hour visit at the invitation of Momen, the Saudi Foreign Minister will also meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today, according to his programme schedule.

Foreign Minister Momen will hold a "tete-a-tete" with his Saudi counterpart at a city hotel today which will be followed by bilateral "political consultation" between the two countries at the same venue.

The two foreign ministers will join the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Arabic Language Institute after the political consultation between the two countries.

Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman will host lunch in honour of the Saudi Foreign Minister.

The Saudi Foreign Minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka this afternoon wrapping up his visit that might see signing of a number of cooperation documents.

Foreign Minister Dr Momen will see him off at the airport.

Ahead of the visit, the Saudi Ambassador said the "dynamic partnership" and long-standing relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia will further flourish and reach to a new height.

The Saudi Ambassador, during a recent media briefing, shared Saudi investors' desire to invest "extensively" in Bangladesh.