Dhaka, Bangladesh – The President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, said this in a meeting with the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister on his state visit to Bangladesh.
While noting the government’s intention to ensure the welfare and wellbeing of Bangladeshi citizens residing in the Maldives, President Solih reiterated his commitment to vaccinate all eligible individuals, including all migrant workers in the Maldives regardless of their legal status, free of charge, at the earliest possible time frame.
President Solih met with Dr A. K. Abdul Momen, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, at InterContinental Hotel when the Foreign Minister paid him a courtesy call.
The President and the Foreign Minister spoke at length on bolstering the existing mutual relationship between both countries. Discussions at the meeting focused on fostering bilateral ties and developmental corporation, especially in commerce, human resource development, international cooperation, and mutual areas of interest.
President Solih expressed gratitude to the Bangladeshi government on the continued support the country has extended to Maldives at different times, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The President highlighted the Bangladeshi government’s decision to provide the Maldives with generous grant aid in addition to two deployments of the Bangladeshi Air Force’s medical teams which had played a prominent role in managing the Covid-19 situation in the Maldives more effectively.
The Foreign Minister assured that it was their pleasure to assist Maldives, and commended the Maldivian government’s positive efforts in regularising and repatriating Bangladeshi workers in the Maldives.
The President and the Foreign Minister concluded the call with the hope of further developing the existing relations between both countries.