Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen, on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh, attended the con-dolence event on Monday evening at the Amiri Diwan on demise of the Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The Foreign Minister was granted an audience with the new Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Momen conveyed the deep condolences and sympathies from President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the bereaved members of the Royal Family and for brotherly people of Kuwait.
He also conveyed warm greetings to the new Emir from Bangladesh President and Premier on his as-sumption of the office of the Emir of the State of Kuwait, a foreign ministry press release said here yes-terday.
Momen recalled the great contribution of the late Emir to the welfare of Bangladesh community in Ku-wait and to the strengthening of the bilateral ties between Bangladesh and Kuwait.
He also extended an invitation from the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to visit Bangladesh shortly, to which the new Emir responded positively.
The Kuwaiti Emir thanked the Foreign Minister and his delegation to attend the condolence event and lauded the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her dynamic leadership in transforming the people’s lives in Bangladesh.
Momen led a four-member delegation to the condolence event including the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Kuwait, Director General (West Asia) and Director (FMO) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka.
Foreign Minister returned to Dhaka this morning.
The Emir of the oil-rich Kuwait died on Saturday at the age of 86 and buried on Sunday following a prayer service in Kuwait.
Bangladesh observed a one-day state mourning on Monday at the death of its real friend Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.