Bangladesh to write ‘letter of gratitude’ to different countries

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said that they have decided to send letters to different countries expressing ‘gratitude’ for the help to the missions and expatriate Bangladeshis during this time of crisis due to coronavirus.

 He said minister for expatriate welfare and overseas employment minister M Imran Ahmed would also sign the letter with him.

 He made the comment after a meeting at the foreign ministry on the conditions of the expatriate Bangladeshis during this pandemic.

 They also discussed about the bringing back of the citizens who are stuck in different countries due to lockdown. At least 2500 Bangladeshis are struck in India alone.

 Dr Momen said they would make return arrangement whenever its possible.

 He said they are keeping in touch with all Bangladesh missions abroad for ensuring welfare of the expatriates.

 He said in the meeting, they had decided to take some specific steps for minimising the sufferings of the expatriate Bangladeshis in the badly affected countries.

 State minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam, state minister for disaster management and relief Dr Enamur Rahman and secretaries to the relevant ministries were also present during the meeting.

 Earlier the foreign minister said some four to five countries including Maldives are pursuing them to take back undocumented Bangladeshi workers who became jobless due to the pandemic.