Saudi Arabia on Thursday handed over compensation cheques among the relatives of the victims of the crane accident that took place in Makkah in 2015.
Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen handed over the cheques on behalf of the Saudi government in a program conducted by the foreign ministry.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam was also present.
The Saudi government gave Tk 2.26 crore (SR 1 million) to the family of a Bangladeshi who was killed due to the accident while Tk 1.13 crore (SR 500,000) each for the two injured Bangladeshi nationals.
Momen thanked the Saudi government for the compensation and said it’s a gesture of excellent bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.