Hasina returns home ending Saudi Arab visit
October 20th, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Hasina returns home ending Saudi Arab visit

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Saturday ending her four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia where Dhaka and Riyadh signed a few instruments for cooperation in the fields of industries and power sector.

Hasina left Dhaka for Riyadh on Tuesday to hold talks with the Saudi leaders on matters related to bilateral, regional and international issues.

Saudi King and Custodian of two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud invited her to visit the kingdom.

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the Premier and her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early in the morning.

During the visit to Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister had an audience with the Saudi King at Royal Palace in Riyadh and joined a lunch hosted by the King in her honour.

She also held a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and discussed issues relating to bilateral interests.

The Prime Minister held a meeting with the leaders of the Council of Saudi Chamber and the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, according to state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.

Following the meeting, five memorandums of understanding (MoUs) regarding cooperation in industrial and power sectors were signed between Dhaka and Riyadh.

The Premier inaugurated Bangladesh Chancery Building in the Diplomatic Quarters in Riyadh and laid the foundation stone of the Chancery Building of Bangladesh Consulate General in Jeddah.

Hasina performed Umrah in Makkah and offered prayers at the shrine of Prophet Muhammad at Masjid Al-Nabawi in Madinah.