Dhaka to work with Riyadh to root out terrorism: President

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 DHAKA, May 5, 2018 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid today said Bangladesh is firm to work with the world community to fight against extremism and terrorism as the country always shows zero tolerance to this menace.

“There is no room of terrorism in Islam . . . Bangladesh will work together with Saudi government to root out the terrorism,” the President said as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir called on him at the Bangabhaban here this afternoon.

President Hamid highly appreciated the efforts of Saudi King to establish the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh, where Bangladesh joined the alliance as founding member, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told BSS.

Noting that the existing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia are excellent, Abdul Hamid said the current relationship would strengthen further in days to come.

He thanked the Saudi government for opening up their job market for Bangladesh workers in all categories and sought cooperation for expanding bilateral trade and investment between two brotherly Muslim countries.

In the meeting, the Saudi foreign minister lauded the socio-economic development of Bangladesh during the tenure of the present government and said, “As a development partner of Bangladesh, the all-out cooperation and assistance of the Saudi government will continue in the upcoming days.”

Adel bin Ahmed lauded the Bangladesh government for taking time-befitting steps over the Rohingya issue, and that his country would continue its necessary supports for a peaceful end to the crisis.

Ambassador of KSA to Bangladesh Abdullah HM Al-Mamun, Ambassador Khaled Alangiri, KSA Deputy Minister Abdul Rahman Alrassi, foreign ministry’s senior officials and secretaries concerned to the President were present in the meeting.

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