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Saudi envoy calls on Speaker

Saudi Arabian ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Yussef Essa Al Dulaihan on Sunday met Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at the latter’s office here.

During the meeting, different issues of bilateral interest, including relations between the parliaments of the two countries, parliamentary friendship group, investment and development came up for the discussion.

Describing Saudi Arabia as a long friend of Bangladesh, Speaker Dr Chaudhury said creation of employment scopes in Saudi Arabia for a larger number of Bangladeshi skilled workers is a commendable initiative.

She sought the overall cooperation from Saudi Arabia for development of Bangladesh in future.

The Saudi ambassador invited the Speaker to attend as the chief guest at a celebration programme to be arranged marking the 45th anniversary of the Bangladesh-Saudi Arabia diplomatic relations.

He said the parliamentary friendship group can play an important role in strengthening ties between the two parliaments and the two peoples, said a Parliament handout.

Source: United News of Bangladesh