Published:  12:56 AM, 30 May 2020

Several countries express solidarity with BD on Covid-19 fight

Foreign ministers of a number of countries have expressed solidarity with Bangladesh regarding its ongoing fight against coronaviru, while exchanging Eid greetings with their Bangladesh counterpart Dr A K Abdul Momen.

The countries are Turkey, Nepal, Palestine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iran and Bosnia, said a foreign ministry press release on Friday.

In their respective Eid greeting messages to the Bangladesh foreign minister, they prayed for the deliverance of all Islamic countries and all the humans from this coronavirus pandemic. They also expressed the hope of having stronger relations with Bangladesh.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu, Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Palestin Foreign Minister Riyad al Maliki, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Bosnian Foreign Minister Dr Bisera Turkovic sent felicitation messages while UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bib Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan greeted Dr Momen over telephone.

In a separate message, Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shaheed expressed deep sympathy over the deaths and damages caused by the cyclone 'Amphan' in Bangladesh.

He lauded Bangladesh government's different steps taken for the people of cyclone hit the coastal areas and said such kind of cyclone in the time of pandemic has increased the challengers for Dhaka.

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