Post by: Chief News Editor | Published: October 10, 2016 , 9:30 pm | Category: TOP NEWS
Bangkok, Broadcasting News Corporation: ‘India will work closely with Bangladesh to create a seamlessly connected and secure Asia,’ said Indian State Minister for External Affairs General Vijay Kumar Singh during a bilateral meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Shahriar Alam, State Minister for Foreign Affairs. The two Ministers discussed a wide range of bilateral issues in Bangladesh-India relations on the sidelines of the 2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue(ACD) Summit taking place in Bangkok on 9 October 2016.
The State Minister of Bangladesh reiterated Bangladesh’s invitation to India for the 9th GFMD Summit in December 2016 in Dhaka and briefed him on the proposal made by Bangladesh Prime Minister for a Global Compact on Migration for the welfare of migrant workers. In this context, the State Minister thanked the Indian State Minister for his support in the recent repatriation of migrant workers from Yemen, including Bangladeshi migrant workers. The two ministers agreed to work together for greater welfare of migrant workers from Bangladesh and India in different parts of the world.
Earlier, the Bangladesh State Minister held a bilateral meeting with the Head of Delegation of UAE to the ACD Summit, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zayudi, Cabinet Member and Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE. Both ministers discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest including technical cooperation with the UAE in climate change and renewable and sustainable energy technologies, mutual support in international level for a including elections and reopening of UAE’s labour market for Bangladeshis and welfare of migrant workers.
Referring to the issue of scheduled visit by UAE delegation to Bangladesh, the State Minister expressed hope that the UAE delegation visit for an assessment of UAE market for Bangladeshi workers, will be able to facilitate reopening of UAE market for Bangladeshi migrant workers. The UAE Minister also assured Bangladesh that with growing demands for foreign workers in agriculture and fisheries sector, UAE would certainly consider the question of recruitment of Bangladeshi workers in future.
The Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand, Saida MunaTasneem was present during the bilateral meetings. Indian and UAE Ambassadors to Thailand were also present during their respective meetings.