• Friday, Jan 22, 2021
  • Last Update : 10:43 pm

Bangladeshi envoys in Middle-eastern countries asked to ensure migrants' welfare

  • Published at 10:17 pm June 25th, 2020
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen
File photo of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

In video conference, foreign minister directs ambassadors to make efforts to find alternative jobs for Bangladeshi workers

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has instructed Bangladeshi envoys in nine Middle Eastern countries to do the needful in mitigating the plight of migrant workers.

In a videoconference with ambassadors and heads of missions in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt and Jordan on Thursday, the minister described the Bangladeshi workers as remittance fighters and directed the envoys to try to find alternative employment for them, according to the Foreign Ministry.

In this regard, Dr Momen mentioned that the workers who might lose their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic could be employed in such sectors as agriculture and fishing.

Bangladeshi workers could be very resourceful with regard to meeting the demand for food across the globe in a post-Covid-19 world, he said.

Terming the pandemic a huge warlike situation, the minister asked the envoys to make sure that Bangladeshi workers did not go hungry.

Bangladeshi workers directly contributed to the development of their host countries, he said, instructing the envoys to expend efforts towards ensuring salaries and benefits for six months if the workers lost their jobs.

In order to ensure quarantine facilities for them, workers willing to return homes would be brought back in phases, said Dr Momen.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen were present on the occasion.

Facebook 55
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail