Bangladesh, KSA talk return of workers

Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia have discussed the return of stranded workers from Dhaka due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Saudi Ambassador Essa Yussef Essa Al Dulaihan met Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen on Sunday at State Guest House Padma.

During the meeting, the Ambassador apprised the Foreign Minister of the initiatives to facilitate smooth return of the stranded Bangladeshi citizens to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the foreign ministry said. 

Dr. Momen expressed his satisfaction on the pace of return of the stranded Bangladeshi citizens to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the help of the Saudi Embassy in Dhaka.

 He assured the Ambassador of all cooperation to further move forward the existing bilateral cooperation.

 The ambassador conveyed the interests of the Saudi public and private investors to invest in different sectors in Bangladesh. 

 He particularly mentioned the interests of ARAMCO, Acwa Power, Alfanar Group, Engineering Dimension (ED), Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), Daelim KSA, Aljumairah Group etc.

 He sought cooperation of the Foreign Ministry to help implement the agreements/MOUs signed in the recent past between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.

 The Foreign Minister invited Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to visit Bangladesh in March 2021 to attend celebration of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman or in March 2022 to attend the celebration of 50 years of Bangladesh’s Independence.