Momen asks Bangladesh missions abroad to be more expat friendly

DHAKA Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today

directed all Bangladesh missions abroad to improve their consular services in

extending services to the expatriate Bangladeshis.

Be more attentive in extending consular services to the expatriates

alongside upholding Bangladesh's image abroad, a foreign ministry statement

quoted him as saying in a letter to ambassadors and heads of Bangladesh

missions in foreign countries.

The minister, it said, referred to initiatives to install 24-hour hotline,

embassy apps, and complaint box to improve consular services in missions

abroad.

But he said embassy officials must also look into the expatriates' problems

with a humane point of view and take necessary actions to resolve them in

quickest possible time.

The minister told the mission chiefs that he was ready to extend all

cooperation in considering their opinions for further improving the consular

services to assist the expatriates.

Momen simultaneously asked officials of the missions abroad to create

fields of cooperation with their respective host countries to explore ways

for their assistance in creating skilled human resources for Bangladesh to

attract foreign investment and create employment in the country.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)