Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed on Tuesday expressed his optimism that recruitment of Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia will begin after the joint working group (JWG) meeting between the two sides in Dhaka on November 24-25, reports BSS. He said this while briefing the media about his recent official visit to Malaysia at the ministry conference room here. The ministry’s Secretary Md Salim Reza and other officials were present on the occasion.
On November 6, the minister visited Malaysia to discuss reopening labour market for Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia. During the visit, Imran joined a meeting with Malaysian Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran in Kuala Lumpur.
In the meeting, both the ministers agreed on reopening of labour market for Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia as soon as possible. They also agreed on sending Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia at the minimum migration cost and lessening hassles of medical tests of the workers. During the visit, the Bangladeshi minister also paid a courtesy call on Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his office in Kuala Lumpur.