Saudi companies keen to invest in Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 19:24, Nov 22,2020 | Updated: 00:00, Nov 23,2020


Saudi ambassador in Bangladesh Essa Yussef Essa Al Dulaihan calls on foreign minister AK Abdul Momen at State Guest House Padma in Dhaka on Sunday. — New Age photo

Saudi ambassador Essa Yussef Essa Al Dulaihan on Sunday told the Bangladesh government that several Saudi public and private companies were keen to invest in Bangladesh in different sectors, including energy and sea port operations.

He particularly mentioned about the interests of Aramco, Acwa Power, Alfanar Group, Engineering Dimension, Red Sea Gateway Terminal, Daelim KSA and Aljumairah Group, said a foreign ministry press release.

He conveyed the investment interests of Saudi companies to foreign minister AK Abdul Momen in a meeting at the state guest house Padma in the capital.

The ambassador also sought cooperation of the foreign ministry in implementing the agreements and MoUs signed between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia in the recent past.

The foreign minister assured Al Dulaihan of all cooperation to move forward the existing bilateral cooperation.

He also extended an invitation to the Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman to visit Bangladesh.

It is an open invitation for Salman to visit Bangladesh either in March 2021 to attend the celebration of the birth centenary of Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman or in March 2022 to attend the celebration of 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence.

Momen also expressed his satisfaction over the pace of return of stranded Bangladeshi citizens to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the help of the Saudi embassy in Dhaka.

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