Saudi envoy emphasises on direct shipping between Chattogram, Jeddah

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Saudi Arabia ambassador in Dhaka Essa Youssef Essa Al Duhailan on Monday laid emphasis on direct shipping between Chattogram and Jeddah while his country is willing to invest more in Bangladesh.

The envoy made the remarks while called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam at the foreign ministry here, a press release said.

During the meeting, the Ambassador congratulated Bangladesh government for successful completion of Padma Multipurpose Bridge under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The envoy also stressed for further strengthening economic relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia in the field of trade and investment, culture, education and in tourism.

State minister thanked the Ambassador and Government of Saudi Arabia for necessary arrangements including pre-immigration facilities for pilgrims in Dhaka Airport.

Alam expressed his satisfaction on the excellent relations existing between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia in bilateral and multilateral sectors.