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Bangladesh, KSA sign MoU on military cooperation

Bangladesh, KSA sign MoU on military cooperation

Dhaka, Feb 14 (UNB) – Bangladesh on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), aiming to enhance military cooperation between the two countries.

Principal Staff Officer Lt Gen Md Mahfuzur Rahman of the Armed Forces Division of Bangladesh and Deputy Chief of Staff of Saudi Armed Forces Lt Gen Mutlaqbin Salim Al-azaima singed the MoU on behalf of their respective sides at the Saudi Ministry of Defence in Riyadh, according to Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the KSA Golam Moshi was present at the signing ceremony.

Based on the existing friendly relations between the two countries and following the foreign policy, the MoU was signed to enhance international peace and stability. 

Under the MoU, the two countries will help each other in the field of military training, practice and education, military information and intelligence, defence industry, supply and maintenance, visit and exchange of experiences, military treatment and research, sports, social and cultural activities, science and technology, exchange of military members, marine security and cooperation to stop piracy. 

Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh will be able to take implementation programme to increase cooperation in defence sector and play an effective role in implementing the MoU, the MoU said.