Jordan keen to boost bilateral ties with Bangladesh: Safadi

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DHAKA, Mar 21, 2021 (BSS) – Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi today said his country is interested to enhance cooperation with Bangladesh to address regional challenges.

“We also look forward to increasing cooperation and taking efforts to overcome regional challenges…including refugee (crisis), and fight against terrorism and struck ideology,” said Safadi, also the foreign and expatriate minister, in a video message.

On behalf of the King of Jordan, the recorded video message of the Jordanian deputy prime minister was broadcast at a function on the fifth day of the 10-day special programmes, marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the country’s independence.

Safadi said he was honoured to convey the warmest congratulations of Jordan King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the Bangladesh’s independence and Mujib Year.

“I wish to continue to bless Bangladesh for its progress, stability and prosperity,” he said.

Pointing out the existing excellent ties between the two Muslim countries, the Jordan deputy premier said it is a relationship that continues to grow both bilateral and in multinational flora, including the OIC, where the both countries work for cooperation, security and stability for the world.

“We look forward to advancing mutual beneficial cooperation alongside the bilateral ties,” he said.

Safadi highly praised Bangladesh’s tremendous progress in the past five decades.

“We’re confident that the future will see Bangladesh making even more strides in consolidating stability, achieving more development and realising the great potential of its people,” he added.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud and eminent historian Prof Dr Syed Anwar Hossain also spoke at the function.