Dhaka – Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia have signed five instruments for cooperation between the two countries in the fields of industries and power sectors.
The memoranda of understanding were signed at the King Saud Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is now on a visit to the kingdom.
Hasina witnessed the signing of the deals following her meeting with leaders of the Council of Saudi Chamber and the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce.
The instruments are; on Concerning Principles of Cooperation between Bangladesh Chemical Industries and Engineering Dimension of Saudi Arabia, MoU on Construction Cooperation between Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation and Hanwah Engineering of Saudi Arabia, MoU between Bangladesh Steel & Engineering Corporation (BSEC) and Engineering Dimension of Saudi Arabia, MoU between Industries Minister of Bangladesh and Alfanar Company of Saudi Arabia on development of solar power project in Bangladesh, and MoU between the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEPZA) and Al Bawany Co. Ltd of Saudi Arabia, according to state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.
Later, the Prime Minister held a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.
“The meeting took place at the Royal Palace in Arga,” Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque told reporters after the meeting.
They discussed issues related to bilateral interests, he said.
Earlier, the prime minister had an audience with Saudi King and Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at Royal Palace in Arga here this afternoon.
Hasina left Dhaka for Riyadh on Tuesday on a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of the Saudi King. She is expected to return home on Friday.