December 6, 2022, 4:31 am

Diplomatic correspondent

2021-11-22 14:39:53 BdST

Maldives Vice-President Faisal Naseem in city

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen receives Maldivian Vice-President Faisal Naseem upon his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

Faisal Naseem, vice-president of the Republic of Maldives, arrived in Dhaka on Monday on a three-day official visit to take forward the bilateral relations and discuss potential areas of cooperation.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen received the Maldivian vice-president upon his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the morning, said a senior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Cooperation in the areas of health, education, manpower export will be discussed during his visit apart from other bilateral issues.

The vice-president is likely to meet President Md Abdul Hamid during his visit.

He is likely to have meetings with a number of ministers, including Education Minister Dipu Moni.

Faisal Naseem was sworn into office on November 17, 2018 for a five-year term.

Earlier, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih visited Bangladesh in March and joined the celebrations of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birth centenary and Bangladesh's golden jubilee of independence.

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