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Dhaka-Riyadh ties remain stronger than before: Nasim

Dhaka-Riyadh ties remain stronger than before: Nasim

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Tuesday said the long relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia remain very stronger and friendlier than before during the tenure of the incumbent government, reports BSS. "The government wants to further strengthen the existing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia," he said when Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdullah HM Al-Mutairi paid a courtesy call on him at his secretariat office. The minister expressed his gratitude to Saudi government for providing opportunities to a large number of Bangladeshi pilgrims to perform Hajj and Umrah there. Dhaka-Riyadh ties remain From Page 16 Col. 4 He also recalled the contribution of Saudi royal family to strengthen brotherhood among worldwide Mulsim Ummah. The Saudi ambassador also lauded Bangladesh's progress in different areas and assured of continuing the existing bilateral relations. Al-Mutairi invited the health minister to attend a function of Saudi Embassy marking the national day of Saudi Arabia in September next. Additional Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Ministry Habibur Rahman and high officials of the ministry and Saudi Embassy were present on the occasion. BSS adds: Central 14-party alliance spokesman and Awami League Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim on Tuesday said BNP along with the assistance of anti-liberation forces is hatching conspiracies to create instability in the country ahead of the next parliament election. "BNP-Jamaat is intensifying their conspiracy ahead of the national election," he told a press conference after a joint meeting of 14-party with Awami League associate bodies at AL president's Dhanmondi political office here. Nasim, also Health and Family Welfare Minister, said as part of the anti-state conspiracies of anti-liberation forces, attack was carried out on eminent writer and educationist Professor Mohammed Zafar Iqbal. He urged the people of all classes imbued with the spirit of Liberation War under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to unitedly resist the anti-liberation forces in the next general election like the great Liberation War. The joint-meeting was organised to make successful the 14-party's mass gathering programme on March 20 protesting the attack on Prof Zafar Iqbal and the militant activities in the country. Samyabadi Dal General Secretary Dilip Barua, Jatiya Party (JP) Secretary General Sheikh Shahidul Islam, Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Organising Secretary Ahmad Hossain, Deputy Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Dhaka City South AL General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad and North Awami League General Secretary Sadeq Khan were present on the occasion, among others.

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