Bangladesh speaker meets visiting Saudi speaker

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Dhaka, May 12: Jatiya Sangsad Speaker and chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Union (CPU) Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Friday met with visiting Saudi Majlis Ash-Shura Speaker Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Ale-Al-Sheikh.

The Saudi Speaker was accompanied by leading members of the Saudi Sura, while Shirin Sharmin was also accompanied by senior Bangladeshi parliamentarians including Chief Whip ASM Firoz at a local hotel, said an official release.

During the meeting, they discussed issues of mutual interest and agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties.

The Saudi Speaker said his visit to Bangladesh opened a new chapter in the relationships between the two countries and hoped that the Saudi king would visit Bangladesh soon.