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Shahriar: Bangladeshis in Middle East countries won't lose jobs

  • Published at 04:26 am April 11th, 2020
File photo: Millions of Bangladeshis have travelled overseas over the years in search of work Reuters

Kuwait wants to send back Bangladeshis who are already in the deportation centre or convicted in the first phase

Bangladesh nationals, employed in Middle East countries and now on vacation at home, will not lose their jobs for joining their respective job stations late under the current situation, says the government.

The governments in the Middle East countries will either extend their leave or visa validity, said State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, reports UNB.

"They [Bangladesh nationals] will not be terminated [for the late joining]," he said responding to queries from the Bangladesh nationals who work in the Middle East countries.

The state minister said missions of the Middle East countries in Dhaka and Bangladesh missions in those countries have confirmed the job-related issues through foreign ministries of the countries.

Some Bangladesh nationals from the Middle East countries came home on vacation but could not return to their respective workplaces following the suspension of flight operation or lockdown though their vacation period officially got over.

Kuwait to send back 'illegal' Bangladeshis 

Kuwait wants to send back Bangladesh nationals who are already in deportation centre or convicted in the first phase, an official at the Bangladesh Embassy there said on Friday night.

Asked whether the first batch returns home on Saturday, the official, however, said he is not aware of it.

On Thursday, Kuwait's Ministry of Interior announced initiatives to begin extradition process of "illegal residents," comprising Bangladesh and Indian nationals.

The "deportation" process of Bangladeshi expatriates is scheduled to start on Saturday, according to Kuwait national media.

The measures are taken without imposing any fines on them and they can return to Kuwait in the future following due process.

On April 5, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said four to five countries, including the Maldives, have reached out Bangladesh to bring back its undocumented nationals from their respective countries.

He said the government will take steps case by case considering the ground reality.

Momen said though the number of countries which came up with the request is few, it is a pressure on the government at this critical moment due to coronavirus. 

"We are under pressure to some extent. All the countries are under pressure," he told reporters.

The foreign minister hoped that Bangladesh will not be in big trouble considering the relations that Bangladesh maintains with those countries and the steps being taken to further strengthen the relations with them.

He said the foreign minister of the Maldives had a phone conversation with him conveying the situation about the undocumented Bangladesh nationals.

The Maldives foreign minister highlighted the downfall of tourism business and closure of restaurants there and assured the Bangladesh foreign minister of taking good care of documented nationals.

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