Kuwait's Amb to Bangladesh hails His Highness Kuwait PM's prospective visit

By Abdullah Boqas

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 (KUNA) — The upcoming visit of His Highness the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to Bangladesh on Tuesday is of special importance, thanks to the deep-rooted ties between the two nations, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bangladesh Adel Mohammad Hayat said Monday.
He added in remarks to KUNA that this visit comes upon an official invitation from the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed.
The two top officials will tackle during the visit issues of common interest and means of boosting bilateral cooperation in various fields, he added.
His Highness the Prime Minister will also be meeting Bangladeshi President Mohammad Abdul Hamid, and Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena Wazed. Both sides will sign a number of cooperation agreements, he said He will also visit the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar and Museum of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he said.
Bangladeshi-Kuwaiti relations witnessed remarkable developments since the establishment of Bangladesh in 1971 as Kuwait was one of the first nations which recognized the new state, he mentioned.
Bangladesh has a remarkable position in condemning the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait back in 1990, and its national forces took part along with the international coalition to liberate Kuwait, he said Bangladesh also has a firm stance in voting in favor of all the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions supporting Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion, when it had a membership in the Security council in 2001-2002, he added.
The Bangladeshi soldiers also participated in the demining operations following Kuwait’s Liberation, he said.
Kuwait is a distinguished trade partner with Bangladesh as the latter imports large quantities of Kuwaiti oil, while a total of 200,000 Bangladeshis work in Kuwait, besides 4,000 Bangladeshi personnel work in the Kuwaiti Army as a back-up force.
Kuwait contributes to the development of Bangladesh and construction of the state’s infrastructure through the loans offered by Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED).
One the other hand, Kuwaiti Joint Relief Committee (KJRC), and social and technological support institution are offering relief and humanitarian aid to poor people in Bangladesh, besides constructing mosques, schools, and orphanages. (end) aab.lb

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