Saudi Arabia wants direct shipping between Ctg-Jeddah
Saudi Arabia wants direct shipping between Chattogram and Jeddah as the Middle Eastern country is eager to strengthen economic relations in the areas of trade and investment, culture, education and in tourism.
Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Youssef Essa Al Duhailan communicated this when he called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam at the foreign ministry today.
Bangladesh exports products worth about USD 400 million to Saudi Arabia, which is home to about two million Bangladeshis. The country has shown increased interest in investing in Bangladesh in recent times.
During the meeting, Saudi Ambassador congratulated the Bangladesh government for the successful completion of Padma Multipurpose Bridge under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Shahriar Alam thanked the Saudi government for necessary arrangements, including pre-immigration facilities for pilgrims in Dhaka Airport.
He expressed his satisfaction on the excellent relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia in bilateral and multilateral sectors.
He also thanked the ambassador for his efforts in promoting relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.