RIYADH: Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mohammad Javed Patwary, recently met with Khaled bin Hussein Al-Biyari, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs, in Riyadh.
During the meeting, the two men discussed issues of common interest and ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. Several officials from the Kingdom and Bangladesh attended the meeting.
The Bangladesh Embassy recently celebrated the country’s National Day and the 51st Independence Day. Deputy Deputy Governor of Riyadh Nabeel Abdullah Al-Taweel attended the reception as the main guest.
Ambassadors and diplomats from different missions, senior officials from different ministries, chamber representatives and businessmen also attended the reception.
The Bangladeshi Ambassador, accompanied by guests, cut a cake to celebrate the day.
In his speech, Patwary said, “Bangladesh achieved independence through a nine-month war of liberation under the leadership of Nation Father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and with the sacrifice of people’s lives.
“Today, Bangabandhu’s daughter, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is working tirelessly to implement Bangabandhu’s dream of Golden Bengal and make Bangladesh a developed country by 2041.”
Patwary thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support and for facilitating the welfare of Bangladeshi expatriates in the Kingdom.
He described Saudi Arabia as Bangladesh’s trusted friend.
The relationship between the countries “is based on our shared values, our common understanding of global peace and harmony, and our commitment to concerted bilateral cooperation to advance economic activities and issues of mutual interest,” it said. he declared.
Patwary added: “We would like to take our relationship to a new level in the coming days, especially in the areas of security, trade, investment, education, health, agriculture, climate change and environmental protection, and labor between the two brotherly countries.”
The Ambassador urged expatriate Bangladeshis in Saudi Arabia to come forward to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh.