Tuesday, October 26

UAE to appoint labour attaché in Dhaka


In this Star file photo, Bangladeshi workers stand in line to enter Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, before flying to a foreign country for jobs.

In this Star file photo, Bangladeshi workers stand in line to enter Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, before flying to a foreign country for jobs.

BSS, Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will appoint a labour attaché at its embassy in Dhaka from the beginning of the next year to simplify the procedure of recruiting manpower from Bangladesh.

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said this when he called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the Bilateral Meeting Room of St Regis Hotel in Abu Dhabi this afternoon.

Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Engineer Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Labour and Manpower Md Mujibul Haque, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Senior Secretary of the PMO Md Abul Kalam Azad were present, among others, at the meeting.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Mahmood Ali said the UAE’s decision to appoint a labour attaché in Dhaka is a positive sign which would help increase manpower to the oil-rich Gulf nation.

He said the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere, and a wide range of issues were discussed.

Ali also said a joint statement will be issued after Sheikh Hasina’s meeting with her UAE counterpart in Dubai tomorrow, where the outcome of the current tour of the Bangladesh premier would be included.

At the meeting, Ali said, the prime minister invited the UAE foreign minister to visit Bangladesh. Recalling his last tour of Bangladesh in 2009, the UAE FM said he would visit Bangladesh again.