শনিবার, ২৩ জানুয়ারী ২০২১, ০১:৩৭ পূর্বাহ্ন
Dhaka, 8 January: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam requested Malaysia to take back stranded Bangladeshi workers. He said this while the newly appointed Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Hazanah Md. Hasim calling on him at the latter’s office in Dhaka yesterday.
The State Minister congratulated the High Commissioner on her appointment in Dhaka and assured her of all-out cooperation during the assignment in Dhaka. He said, Malaysia is Bangladesh’s trusted friend and partner with which Bangladesh enjoys strong bilateral relations since independence. A considerable number of Bangladeshi workers and professionals are living in Malaysia and contributing immensely to both of our economies. He added that Bangladesh and Malaysia have huge potentials to extend and diversify partnership in various sectors including science-technology, healthcare, education, trade, tourism, energy etc. Referring to the recent trend in bilateral trade between the two countries, the State Minister underscored the necessity of new initiatives. He also suggested that Malaysia might consider widening its tariff concession for greater market access of Bangladeshi products.
Referring to the recalibration program for regularization and voluntary repatriation of migrant workers, the State Minister expressed gratitude for standing beside Bangladeshi expatriates during the current Covid-19 pandemic. He also requested the Malaysian Government to do the needful for bringing back the stranded Bangladeshi workers to their old and new place of work in Malaysia on humanitarian ground. He requested to extend all kinds of cooperation to the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment and to bring a solution to the current migrant’s issue.
The High Commissioner assured to take the return of the workers and students issue with her capital and hoped that these issues would be dissolved soon.