President Solih arrives in Bangladesh on a two-day state visit

Md. Abdul Hamid, the President of Bangladesh, and First Lady Rashida Hamid welcomed the President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed upon arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on March 17, 2021 | Photo: Presidents Office

Dhaka, Bangladesh – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed, accompanied by a high-level delegation, have arrived in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on a two-day state visit this morning.

President Solih will call upon the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, followed by meetings with other senior officials of the Bangladeshi government. Discussions would focus on ways of further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

Earlier today, President Solih and First Lady visited the National Martyrs’ Memorial, locally identified as Jatiyo Smriti Soudho which is an important national monument situated in the district of Savar Upazila, within the capital of Bangladesh. President Solih will also be attending a ceremony commemorating the ‘Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.’

During the visit, President Solih is also set to meet the Maldivian community residing in Bangladesh. Maldives established diplomatic relations with Bangladesh on September 22, 1978 and had since been an important development partner for the Maldives, especially in human development.

President Solih’s state visit to Bangladesh comes after his trip to Qatar following the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

During the trip, President Solih met the Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, in which the President and the Amir discussed ways of strengthening the bilateral bond between the two countries.