Jeddah-Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed bilateral relations and prospects of cooperation in various fields and reviewed the latest regional and international developments.
Earlier on Sunday, King Salman received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah the Bangladeshi Prime Minister. The reception was attended by Prince Khalid al-Faisal, adviser to the king and governor of Makkah region; Prince Mansour bin Mutaib, minister of state, cabinet member and adviser to the king; Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, deputy premier and minister of interior; Minister of State and Cabinet Member Musaed bin Mohammed al-Aiban; Minister of Finance Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz al-Assaf; Minister of Culture and Information Adel bin Zaid al-Turaifi; Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir and Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdullah bin Hajjaj al-Mutairi.
Attending from the Bangladeshi side were chief adviser to the premier Riyhana Sadeq; Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali; the prime minister’s Secretary Mohamed Abu Al-Kalam Azad and Bangladeshi Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ghulam Moshi.
In a common matter, al-Jubeir said that Sheikh Wazed’s visit to the Kingdom comes within the framework of consultation and coordination between the two countries to promote relations on different levels; referring to the desire of both countries to deepen ties in the security, military, economic and political fields.
In a press statement following the meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, al-Jubeir said that the Kingdom looks forward to build strong ties with Bangladesh, which has a history of cooperation and coordination with the Kingdom, citing that Bangladesh was the first country to join the Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism and extremism.
On the other hand, King Salman made a telephone call to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi of Yemen, offering his condolences on the demise of his brother Mohammed Mansour Hadi who passed away on Sunday.
During the conversation, the monarch appealed to Allah Almighty to pour his mercy on the soul of the deceased and rest him in paradise.
For his part, President Hadi thanked King Salman for his noble fraternal feelings.