Bangladesh, KSA to sign defence deal Feb 14


Dhaka, Feb 04: Bangladesh will sign a defence deal with Saudi Arabia on February 14 in an effort to enhance military cooperation between the two countries.Chief of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed made the announcement while visiting the newly constructed Bangladesh Mission in Riyadh on Sunday, said the Bangladesh Embassy in the KSA on Monday.

He also held meeting with Saudi chief of joint forces Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili on the same day and discussed various issues of mutual interest.

Some 1,800 Bangladeshi troops will be deployed in Saudi Arabia to defuse/remove mines along the borders of war-torn Yemen once the deal is signed, said the Embassy adding that it will take the military cooperation between the two countries to new heights.