Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has called on Malaysia to consider the recruitment of IT-trained manpower from Bangladesh.
He said that the Bangladesh government is ready to contribute to Malaysia's economic growth and activities by sending more workers through safe and regular immigration channels.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided the information in a press release on Friday.
The call was made during a telephone conversation between Dr AK Abdul Momen and Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah on Thursday.
Momen praised the signing of the MoU on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia.
He also lauded the decision of the Malaysian government to open up employment opportunities for Bangladeshi workers in all sectors of the economy.
The Malaysian Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of expanding cooperation in the field of the digital economy by building closer cooperation between the ICT authorities of the two countries.
Appreciating the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Malaysia, Saifuddin Abdullah emphasized taking the relations to a 'strategic level'.
Dr AK Abdul Momen praised the supportive role of Malaysia in all forums to address the Rohingya crisis.
He requested the Malaysian Foreign Minister to continue his support for the speedy repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their homeland Myanmar.
Praising Bangladesh’s role in providing shelter to displaced Rohingyas, Saifuddin said, “Bangladesh has provided shelter to more than 1.1 million displaced people from Myanmar. The whole world is grateful to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her huge humanitarian initiative in this regard.”
Dr Momen expressed satisfaction over the existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The two Foreign Ministers agreed to celebrate the golden jubilee of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Malaysia this year.