Saudi Arabian ambassador calls on president
Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Dhaka Essa Yousef Essa Alduhailan on Sunday paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this evening. The ambassador handed over two greeting letters to the president on the occasion of "Bangladesh Independence and National Day" from King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammad Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB that they wished for continued development and progress of the government and people of Bangladesh in a letter. The president said Bangladesh's relationship with Saudi Arabia is very excellent. This relationship is expanding in several areas, he added. About Saudi Arabian commerce minister's visit to Bangladesh recently, the President said this visit has opened a door of novel possibilities in the field of bilateral ties between the two countries.He said there is ample opportunity to increase trade and investment between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia. Expressing gratitude to Saudi Arabia for providing assistance to Rohingyas, taken shelter in Bangladesh earlier forcibly displaced from Myanmar, Hamid hopedthis cooperation Saudi Arabia will continue in the future and Saudi Arabia would continue to exert pressure on Myanmar to ensure a safe and dignified repatriation of the Rohingyas.