Bangladeshi bank to open forex branch in Male: Hasina

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Bangladeshi bank to open forex branch in Male: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina waving to Bangladeshi expatriates at a gathering in Addu, the Maldives Friday.

ADDU CITY, Nov 11 (BSS): A Bangladeshi commercial bank would open a foreign exchange branch in the Maldivian capital Male to facilitate the expatriates to send their remittances home.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this to the expatriate Bangladeshis who gathered here to greet her during unveiling a replica of the National Mausoleum set up on the roadside of the southern Maldivian city this afternoon.

The replica has been set up as part of the SAARC initiative on the occasion of the 17th SAARC Summit that ended here today.

Sheikh Hasina and Mayor of Addu City Abdullah Sadig jointly unveiled the 9-foot high and 4-foot wide replica after the concluding session of the summit.

Around 200 Bangladeshis working in Addu thronged the venue to greet the Prime Minister. They visibly turned emotional seeing first time any highest executive of the country amongst them in the remote Indian Oceanic island.

At that time, the Prime Minister wanted to know about their well-being. As she asked them how they are living in this isolated island, they spontaneously replied, “We are okay.”

She said her government would take initiative so that they can work in the Maldives with dignity.

“As the Maldives government has given its attention to the remote island, your lot will surely be changed in the coming days,” she said.

Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni and Bangladesh Ambassador to Maldives Rear Admiral ASM Abdul Awal, among others, were present on the occasion.

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