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Speaker of Saudi Shoura Council discusses bilateral ties with Bangladeshi prime minister

RIYADH: The Speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Sheikh, on Wednesday met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Hasina welcomed Al-Sheikh, who was making an official visit, to Dhaka and noted the high level of ties between their nations.

Al-Sheikh thanked her for the warm reception his delegation had received and said his visit would further enhance the strong relationship the countries have historically enjoyed. He then talked about the comprehensive renaissance that is underway in the Kingdom in all fields, in keeping with the objectives of the Vision 2030 national development and diversification plan.

They also reviewed the relations between their countries and discussed other topics of common interest.

Al-Sheikh also held talks with his counterpart in the Bangladeshi parliament, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, during a meeting at the parliament.

During their discussions, Chaudhury highlighted the importance of supporting and strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation in various fields. He praised the efforts made by the Kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to serve Islam and Muslims, and offered his thanks.

Al-Sheikh praised the strong relationship between the leaderships and peoples of the two countries, and highlighted the continual development of those relations in various fields. He said parliamentary visits such as this one were important for supporting, strengthening and developing bilateral relations.

The two speakers also discussed cooperation between the Shoura Council and the Bangladeshi Parliament, and the important role of parliamentary friendship committees in strengthening ties.

Also present at the meeting were Shoura Council members Khalid Al-Bawardi and Khalid Al-Saif, and the Saudi ambassador to Bangladesh, Issa Al-Dahilan.

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