Bangladesh Ambassador H.E. Major-General Md Ashikuzzaman hosted a traditional Ghabga for media personnel during which he affirmed the strength of Bangladesh-Kuwait relations, which he described as excellent. He pointed out that Kuwait was the first Gulf country to recognize the independence of Bangladesh in 1973, and a year later established diplomatic relations with Bangladesh. Since then relations between the two countries have been characterized by robust and friendly ties that have gone from strength to strength.

Noting that there were more than 234,000 Bangladeshi community members in Kuwait, the ambassador said that many of them were unskilled workers, and that the embassy is working to bring in more skilled workers.

With regard to the military relations between the two countries, he said we have about 5,000 soldiers in the Kuwaiti army, 3,000 of them are soldiers and regular officers, and the rest are doctors who work in military hospitals, and as logistic workers. He added that there are 16 memorandums of understanding running the bilateral relations between the two countries and representing the legal framework for them, but some of them needed updating.

Expressing his appreciation for the support provided by the media to the embassy, he went on to point out that the aim of the Ghabga is for Kuwaitis to share their Ramadan customs and traditions with others, as it strengthens the bonding relations between people and enhances communication between them.

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