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FM Momen urges Saudi Arabia to exempt Bangladeshi workers from quarantine

  • Published at 06:48 pm June 12th, 2021
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen adressing the press in Dhaka on Thursday, May 20, 2021 Focus Bangla

The foreign minister made the request during a phone call with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged Saudi Arabia to exempt quarantine for the Bangladeshi expatriate workers who would complete the quarantine before leaving the country.

Momen made the request in a conversation over telephone with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, a Foreign Ministry press release said on Saturday.

In reply, the Saudi foreign minister assured that his government would consider the issue.

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Dr Momen thanked the Saudi government for allowing Bangladeshi workers in the KSA despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Currently, the Bangladeshi workers have to stay in seven-day mandatory quarantine after reaching Saudi Arabia.

Momen also sought the Kingdom’s support for early repatriation of the persecuted Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their land of origin in Myanmar.

The Saudi foreign minister accepted Dr Momen’s invitation to visit Bangladesh at a convenient time.