Bangladesh asks Iraq to ensure security of its expats
Bangladesh has urged the Iraqi government to ensure security of Bangladeshi workers employed in the war torn country.
The appeal came when Charge de Affairs of Iraq embassy in Dhaka Salman Al Janabi made a courtesy call on Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam at his office in Dhaka’s Probashi Kalyan Bhaban today.
The minister also requested the Iraq embassy official to hire skilled and semi-skilled workers from Bangladesh.
Charge de Affairs Salman informed the minister that his government has taken many development projects in the country’s safest regions.
“Bangladeshis are given priority for working in Iraq’s development projects,” said a press statement of the expatriates’ welfare ministry quoting the charge de affairs.
Around 4,000 Bangladeshis found jobs in different sectors in Iraq till October this year, it added.
Now, around 43,000 Bangladeshis are working in Iraq.
Expatriates’ Welfare Secretary and additional secretary respectively Begum Shamsun Nahar and Jabed Ahmed were present at the meeting.