November 28, 2022 [NEW AGE Business] – Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the authorities concerned to implement the Kuwait’s proposal to set up petroleum refinery in Bangladesh.
‘Work to implement Kuwait’s proposal to build petroleum refinery in Bangladesh,’ she said.
The prime minister said this while Kuwait ambassador to Bangladesh Faisal Mutlaq Aladwani paid a courtesy call on her at the latter’s official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka in the morning.
PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the newsmen after the meeting.
The prime minister also instructed to hold the Bangladesh-Kuwait Joint Commission meeting at the quickest possible time.
The Kuwait envoy apprised the prime minister that the joint commission’s foreign minister level meeting would be held in Kuwait soon.
Kuwait prime minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah expressed interest to build a petroleum refinery in Bangladesh during a bilateral meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly session last year.
The prime minister said that her government had already allocated a land for establishing the refinery.
She thanked the Kuwaiti government for taking special care of Bangladesh military contingent and Bangladeshi expatriate workers.
During the meeting, the prime minister said that Bangladesh and Kuwait had special relations, adding, ‘Kuwaiti people are in the hearts of Bangladeshi people.’
She said that Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had established the relations of Kuwait and Bangladesh.
She appreciated Kuwait’s support to Bangladesh’s development programme recalling Kuwait’s contribution to Bangladesh’s reserve in 1996 which was repaid later.
The prime minister said that Bangladeshi workers in Kuwait were contributing to the economy of both Kuwait and Bangladesh.
She conveyed her regards to the amir of Kuwait.
Kuwait ambassador said that his country would assist Bangladesh in its development projects.
Ambassador-at-large M Ziauddin and senior secretary of Prime Minister’s Office Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah were present.
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