Saudi visitors warned against charity work in Bangladesh

The embassy asked philanthropists to liaise with the charity organizations in the Kingdom before venturing into welfare activities in Bangladesh.

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The Saudi embassy in Dhaka has warned Saudis against setting up any welfare projects in Bangladesh without the permission of the Bangladeshi government.

The embassy said the warning was within its concern for the safety and security of the Saudi visitors to the country.


It said the rules and regulations in Bangladesh would not allow any charity project to be established without the government’s prior permission.

The embassy asked the Saudi philanthropists to liaise with it or with the charity organizations in the Kingdom before venturing into any welfare activities in Bangladesh.

Tourists’ complaints

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received a total of 720 complaints from Saudi tourists abroad between June 6 and July 31, the ministry’s spokesman Osama Al-Nuqali has said.

He said most of the complaints were about thefts and the Saudi diplomatic missions were currently following up the cases.

The spokesman said the ministry has also received on its website more than 280 requests for help.

He said all the complaints were redirected to the concerned Saudi diplomatic or consular mission for necessary action.

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