VP Faisal concludes official visit to Bangladesh

Maldivian Vice President Faisal Naseem (L) meets Bangladeshi Prim Minister Sheikh Hasina on November 24, 2021. (Photo/President's Office)

Maldivian Vice President Faisal Naseem has concluded his official three-day visit to Bangladesh. 

Faisal concluded his visit and returned to Maldives on Wednesday evening. 

Faisal travelled to Bangladesh on Monday morning. He was received upon arrival at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka by Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen. 

On the first day of his visit, Faisal toured several key institutions in Bangladesh, including Bangabandhu Museum, the Bangladesh-Korea Technical Training Centre (BKTTC) and the National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research (NIANER), where he discussed partnerships in developing technical capacity in Maldives, especially in the areas of healthcare and education. 

Faisal also met with Bangladeshi cabinet ministers, including the Foreign Minister Momen, Expatriate’s Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad, Youth and Sports Minister Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel, and Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni.  

He accepted scholarships offers for Maldivian students from Bangladeshi Institutions. 

On Tuesday, Faisal called on the Bangladeshi President Md. Abdul Hamid at the Bangladeshi Presidential Palace, Bangabhaban. He later met with Maldivian students residing in Bangladesh. 

On the final day of his visit, Faisal paid a courtesy call on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. His meeting with her had followed a meeting with Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque. 

Faisal was accompanied on the trip by a delegation of cabinet ministers and high-ranking officials from the President’s Office and the government.