UAE urged to open sectors for Bangladeshi recruitment

DHAKA Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen has urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to make an official declaration on opening of all sectors of recruitment for Bangladeshi human resources in the Middle Eastern oil rich nation.

Momen made the call while holding a bilateral meeting with his UAE's counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nahyan during the 'Sustainability Week' programmes at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, a foreign minister press release said here today.

In response the Dhaka's urge, the UAE Foreign Minister assured that his government would consider the proposal regarding recruitment of Bangladeshi workforce.

The meeting took place alongside the Panel Interview to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Future Sustainability Summit: Inclusive and Multilateral Climate Action segment.

During the meeting, Momen apprised Nahyan of the stalled situation with displaced Rohingya nationals living in Bangladesh.

He expressed gratitude to the UAE for supporting Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue at different platforms, and called for UAE's continued support on the crisis.

Momen also briefed the UAE Foreign Minister about the development march of Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh foreign minister said Bangladesh relies on active cooperation and assistance from friendly countries, like the UAE, to achieve the visions set by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Momen also informed that Bangladesh would like to participate in Dubai Expo 2020 in large scale.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Nahyan admired the overall socio-economic development of Bangladesh and advancement of Bangladesh people and assured that their side would try to ensure larger Bangladesh presence at the Dubai Expo.

At end of the meeting, both ministers signed the agreement on allotment of land to Bangladesh Embassy at diplomatic enclave in Abu Dhabi in reciprocity to allotment of land for the UAE Embassy in Dhaka.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)