President Solih invites Bangladeshi leaders to visit Maldives

(From L-R) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Bangladeshi President Md. Abdul Hamid, and Maldivian First Lady Fazna Ahmed attend the official ceremony to commemorate the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at National Parade Grounds in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 17, 2021. (Photo/President's Office)

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has invited Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Md. Abdul Hamid to a visit Maldives at an opportune time.

He extended his invitation in his speech as guest of honor at the official ceremony held in the National Parade Grounds in Dhaka to commemorate the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – Bangladesh’s first President – on Wednesday.

In his speech, President Solih commended Bangladesh's work in uplifting the lives of its people and developing their nation.

He said that the pace of economic development in Bangladesh has been remarkable and that practical policies adhered to by Bangladesh's leadership and the hard work of the Bangladeshi people are transforming the country into a fast-growing and strong economy.

President Solih also expressed gratitude to the Bangladeshi government for the numerous assistance it has bestowed to Maldives, noting that a team of healthcare professionals from Bangladesh Air Force have travelled to Maldives twice to assist Maldives in curbing the spread of COVID-19.

He said that Maldives is highly grateful for assistance and acknowledged it as symbolic of the strong relations between the two countries.