Qatar keen to boost friendly ties with Bangladesh

Qatar’s Prime Minister, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, stated on Tuesday that his country is eager to improve ties with Bangladesh.

He made the remarks at a bilateral meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Raffles Tower’s bilateral meeting room in Doha, according to UNB.

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During the meeting, the Qatari PM told Hasina that Qatar is a sincere friend of Bangladesh and wants to strengthen ties with the country, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said at a press conference.

The Qatari prime minister lauded Hasina for restoring stability to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh, according to Prime Minister Hasina, obtains a significant amount of energy from Qatar. “We want you to help us with energy,” she was quoted as saying to her counterpart.

In response, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman stated that Qatar would do all possible to help Bangladesh.

Concerning the worry of job loss among Bangladeshi employees in Qatar following the FIFA World Cup 2023, Qatar’s Prime Minister stated that Bangladeshi workers are their assets and friends, and Qatar will maintain them as much as possible in their country.

Later, Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi, paid a visit to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at his residence.

In the meeting, the issue of signing a fresh contract over the supply of additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Bangladesh in future came up for discussion.

PM Hasina called for signing the new contract as soon as possible to procure a larger amount of energy from Qatar, said Momen at the press briefing.

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