State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has urged the United Arab Emirates to ease the visa process for Bangladeshi nationals including businessmen, workers and tourists.
He made the call during a meeting with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation UAE, on the sideline of the 15th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
The UAE minister assured that the UAE government would give due consideration to this matter and requested the state minister for active participation of Bangladesh at the Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai, said a foreign ministry press release.
Both of them put emphasis on arranging high level visits, exchange of trade and cultural delegations and expressed their interests to work closely to further strengthen the relations between the countries. They agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of civil aviation, trade, economic and cultural matters.
The state minister handed over a letter of condolence from Bangladesh foreign minister to Abdullah on the death of five UAE officials in Kandahar, Afghanistan, who were killed in a terrorist attack earlier this month.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UAE Muhammad Imran, officials of the embassy, and officials of the foreign ministry of the two countries were present at the meeting.