FM leaves for Kuwait Sunday carrying message from PM
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen leaves Dhaka on Sunday morning for oil-rich country Kuwait carrying a special message from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The Foreign Minister, as a particular envoy of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is likely to meet new Emir Sheikh Nawaf al Ahmad al Sabah to mention Prime Minister's message to Emir congratulating him on his assumption of office aside from conveying condolences on the death of former Emir of Kuwait, a diplomatic source told UNB.
Kuwait's new ruler, Sheikh Nawaf al Ahmad al Sabah, took the oath of office in parliament, pledging to work for the Gulf Arab state's prosperity and stability, a day after his predecessor, Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Sabah, died in the United States.
The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who has died aged 91, ruled his country for 14 years and acquired a reputation for being committed to calm dialogue and unity among other Gulf states known because of their divisive quarrels recently.
Mild-mannered and valuing his personal links with others, Sabah was referred to as "the dean of Arab diplomacy."
The Foreign Minister is scheduled to come back home on October 6, said the official.
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Sheikh Hasina also extended her deep condolences to the brotherly persons of Kuwait and expressed her heartfelt sympathy for the bereaved members of the Royal family.
On Friday, Foreign Minister Dr Momen signed the condolence book on the death of Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Ahmad Al-Sabah.
He signed the book kept at the Embassy of Kuwait in Dhaka.
“The Bangladeshi nationals surviving in Kuwait will remember the contribution of the Emir for the welfare of the Bangladeshi expatriates,” he said.
The Foreign Minister mentioned that Sheikh Sabah was a genuine friend of Bangladesh and he took Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the OIC conference arriving at Bangladesh in 1974.