Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali leaves Dhaka for Saudi Arabia on a three-day bilateral visit on Tuesday which seems to be important as it takes place within weeks after Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic coalition to combat terrorism.
The Foreign Ministry, however, considers the visit as an outcome of discussion being held between the two countries for long.
Confirming the visit, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque at a press conference on Monday said all the issues will be discussed during the visit.
Responding to a question, Haque, however, said the issue of ‘sending’ manpower to Saudi Arabia on a large-scale will come up ‘prominently’ among other issues during the discussion.
The two Foreign Ministers are expected to review the whole gamut of bilateral relations between the two countries as well as to exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, according to Foreign Ministry here.
The Foreign Minister is also expected to have a meeting with Secretary General of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani in Jeddah.
Mahmood Ali will also meet Bangladesh expatriates living there and exchange views with them. He is scheduled to return home on January 8, according to UNB. - Idrak