• Friday, Nov 27, 2020
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FM leaves for Kuwait Sunday carrying message from Dhaka

  • Published at 08:52 pm October 3rd, 2020
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen
File photo of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The foreign minister is likely to meet Kuwait’s new Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen is scheduled to leave for Kuwait on Sunday morning carrying a special message from Bangladesh.

The foreign minister, as a special envoy of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is likely to meet new Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah to convey the prime minister's message to the emir congratulating him on his assumption of office, apart from conveying condolences on the death of former emir of Kuwait, a diplomatic source told UNB.

Kuwait's new ruler, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, took the oath of office in parliament, pledging to work for the Gulf Arab state's prosperity and stability, a day after his predecessor, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, died in the United States.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who died aged 91, ruled his country for 14 years and acquired a reputation for being committed to peaceful dialogue and unity among other Gulf states known for their divisive quarrels in recent times.

Mild-mannered and valuing his personal links with others, Sabah was known as “the dean of Arab diplomacy”.

The foreign minister is scheduled to return home on Tuesday, said an official.

Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

Sheikh Hasina also extended her deep condolences to the brotherly people of Kuwait and expressed her heartfelt sympathy for the bereaved members of the royal family.

On Friday, Foreign Minister Dr Momen signed the condolence book on the death of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

He signed the book kept at the Embassy of Kuwait in Dhaka.

“The Bangladeshi nationals living in Kuwait will remember the contribution of the emir for the welfare of the Bangladeshi expatriates,” he said.

The foreign minister mentioned that Sheikh Sabah was a genuine friend of Bangladesh and he took Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the OIC conference coming to Bangladesh in 1974.

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