Akhi Malek

Published:
2019-02-04 13:03:33 BdST

Bangladesh, KSA to sign defence deal Feb 14


Chief of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed visits the newly constructed Bangladesh Mission in Riyadh on Sunday, Feb 3, 2019 UNB

Bangladesh will sign a defence deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), on February 14, in an effort to enhance military cooperation between the two countries.

Chief of Bangladesh Army General Aziz Ahmed announced this while visiting the newly-constructed Bangladesh Mission in Riyadh on Sunday, the Bangladesh Embassy in the KSA said on Monday.

He also held a meeting with Saudi chief of joint forces Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, the same day, and discussed various issues of mutual interest, reports UNB.

Some 1,800 Bangladeshi troops will be deployed in Saudi Arabia to defuse and remove mines along the borders of war-torn Yemen once the deal is signed, the Embassy said, adding that this will to take military cooperation between the two countries to new heights.

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