'Saudi Arabia keen to invest $15 billion in Bangladesh'

News Desk
29 March 2021, Mon
Published: 01:24

'Saudi Arabia keen to invest $15 billion in Bangladesh'

Saudi Arabia is interested to invest $15 billion in Bangladesh, according to the Saudi envoy.

Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Yussef Essa Al Dulaihan expressed his country’s view while talking to the journalists of the media outlets of Bashundhara Group at his office in the capital.

The Saudi envoy said their government has opened the opportunity to perform Umrah. One can apply for Umrah visa through agents.

He said that no instructions have yet been issued on performing Hajj this year. The Saudi authorities will review the situation and make a decision in this regard.

The Saudi envoy mentioned sending greetings from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and Bangabandhu’s birth centenary.

He also extended his heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh on this great and auspicious occasion.

Bangladesh is celebrating two grand events simultaneously this year, which is rare in history. On this occasion, many good wishes for Bangladesh. At the same time, I pay my highest respects to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his uncompromising struggle and sacrifice for the freedom and independence of Bangladesh. I pray to Allah Almighty to grant him Jannatul Ferdous, he added.

The Saudi envoy said in the last 45 years, the About Bangladesh-S Arabia relations have strengthened at all levels, including diplomatic and political arenas. 

The two countries are working together on other important issues, including the Rohingyas. There is also mutual cooperation in other fields too, he added.

He also said 22 lakh Bangladeshis are playing an important role in the development of Saudi Arabia. They are working to implement Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision-2030’.