Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh Essa Yousef Essa Alduhailan paid a courtesy call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Sunday evening.
During the meeting, the ambassador handed over two greeting letters to the president on the occasion of "Bangladesh Independence and National Day" from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammad Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.
President's Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin said the king and crown price of Saudi Arabia wished for continued development and progress of the government and people of Bangladesh, reports BSS.
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 recent visit to Bangladesh, the president said the visit has opened a door of novel possibilities in the field of bilateral ties between the two countries.
The head of state said there is an ample opportunity to increase trade and investment between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.
Abdul Hamid expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for providing assistance to Rohingya refugees, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh earlier forcibly displaced from Myanmar.
This cooperation of Saudi Arabia will continue in days to come, he said, hoping that Saudi Arabia would continue to exert pressure on Myanmar to ensure a safe and dignified repatriation of the Rohingyas.
President's office secretary Sampad Barua, military secretary Major General SM Salahuddin Islam, press secretary Md Joynal Abedin and secretary (Attachment) Wahidul Islam Khan were present on the occasion.