Dhaka Bureau Policy Times :
Bangladesh State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammad Shahriar Alam, MP held a bilateral meeting with UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh at latter’s office in Abu Dhabi on 22 February 2021. Mr. Shahriar is now visiting the UAE to attend IDEX and NAVDEX-2021 as the representative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. UAE State Minister highly commended the wise and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for achieving spectacular economic and social progress in the country as well as for managing the challenges of the Covid-19.
The whole gamut of bilateral relations that includes inter-alia, issues related to participation of UAE leaders in the Mujib Year celebration, joint celebration of 50th anniversary of both the countries, continued support for Rohingya repatriation, holding of next Foreign Office Consultations, cooperation in the field of trade and investment, food security, employment opportunities for Bangladeshi nationals in the UAE etc were discussed. They also discussed regional and international issues of mutual interests and cooperation in multilateral forums.
During the meeting, Bangladesh Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Md Abu Zafor and Director General (West Asia) F. M. Borhan Uddin were present. Earlier, the State Minister attended the commemoration of International Mother Language and Shahid Dibash at the Chancery of Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi and paid respect to martyrs of the language movement by placing floral wreath at the makeshift Shaheed Minar setup in the Chancery. He also visited the facilities of the new Chancery and exchanged views with the officials of the Embassy in a separate meeting.