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Bangladesh ambassador praises Kuwait’s infrastructure funding

H. E. Major General Md Ashikuzzaman said, “We value the sincere support of the KFAED in establishing numerous infrastructure projects that have had a tremendous impact on our social and economic progress.”

Ambassador Ashikuzzaman reaffirmed Bangladeshs commitment to further enhancing bilateral cooperation with Kuwait in all domains and proposed exploring new areas of collaboration, including food security, healthcare, climate change, renewable energy, among others.

His Excellency Major General Md Ashikuzzaman, Bangladeshs Ambassador to the country, has conveyed his nations appreciation to Kuwait for its consistent support, notably through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), in funding several infrastructure projects in Bangladesh.

During a reception at the Bangladesh embassy commemorating the nation’s National Day, its 54th independence anniversary, and 50 years of diplomatic ties with Kuwait, Ambassador Ashikuzzaman emphasized the strong and enduring friendship and cooperation shared between the two countries.

Appreciating KFAEDs assistance

We sincerely appreciate the support of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the leadership and people of Kuwait for their continued assistance to us and our citizens in Kuwait over the past five decades, Ambassador Ashikuzzaman stated.

The ambassador emphasized the significant impact of KFAED’s infrastructure projects on Bangladesh’s socio-economic development. We value the sincere support of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development in establishing numerous infrastructure projects that have had a tremendous impact on our social and economic progress, he added.

Ambassador Ashikuzzaman reaffirmed Bangladesh’s commitment to further enhancing bilateral cooperation with Kuwait in all domains. He proposed exploring new areas of collaboration, including food security, healthcare, climate change, renewable energy, green technology, information and communication technology, and digital transformation.

The ambassador highlighted the exceptional military cooperation between Bangladesh and Kuwait. After the liberation of Kuwait, the Bangladeshi military unit BMC served here under the command of the Kuwaiti Armed Forces in a project called Operation Kuwait Bonargathan(OKP), he explained.

Currently, approximately 5,000 Bangladeshi Armed Forces personnel are deployed alongside Kuwaiti forces, a testament to the trust and confidence that His Highness the Amir has placed in Bangladesh.

Ambassador Ashikuzzaman underscored Bangladesh’s position as the second-largest economy in South Asia and its projected status as one of the world’s top 20 economies by 2038. He attributed this growth to the country’s ability to attract substantial foreign investments, macroeconomic stability, robust remittance inflows, and its Vision 2041 development strategy.

In line with Vision 2041, the Bangladeshi government has established 100 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to attract potential investors. Ambassador Ashikuzzaman extended an invitation to Kuwait, as a development partner, and other friendly nations to invest in these SEZs and share the benefits of mutual growth and prosperity.

The ambassador also highlighted Bangladesh’s position as the leading contributor of peacekeeping forces under the UN blue helmet, a role it has held since 2020.

Despite its dense population, Bangladesh has provided generous shelter to millions of Rohingya refugees and forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals. He expressed gratitude to the Kuwaiti government, the UNHCR, and other organizations for their continuous support in this humanitarian effort.

Condemning Israel’s recent actions in Palestine, Ambassador Ashikuzzaman called for an immediate end to the Israeli atrocities.



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