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Construction of Padma Bridge

UAE lauds Bangladesh leadership

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 30 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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The United Arab Emirates has highly appreciated Bangladesh’s significant economic growth and congratulated the country’s leadership for the completion of the Padma Bridge at domestic finance.  

The UAE also expressed solidarity with the Bangladesh side for a durable and rapid solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis, said the Foreign Ministry on Friday.

Assistant Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs of UAE Abdul Nasser Jamal Al Shaali expressed his appreciation during the 2nd Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) meeting between Bangladesh and the UAE in a hotel in Cox’s Bazar on Thursday.

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen led the Bangladesh delegation while the UAE delegation was led by Abdul Nasser Jamal Al Shaali. The meeting was held in a cordial environment.

During the meeting, the two delegations took stock and reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral, regional, and multilateral cooperation.

The issues that came up for discussion covered enhanced commerce and trade, increased investment from the UAE side in the exclusive economic zones, human resource development, people to people contact, visa facilitation/waiver for diplomats/officials between the countries, collaboration on food security, energy and power, civil aviation, blue economy, climate change, etc.

Both sides expressed their resolve to further consolidate the existing bond of friendship and to take them to new heights.