Bangladesh has urged Malaysia to finalise protocol amending the MoU between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Bangladesh (G2G plus) on the employment of workers.
Bangladesh also requested Malaysia to take back the stranded Bangladeshi workers who could not return to Malaysia due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Bangladesh appreciated the Malaysian government for allowing the workers to change employers and also for introducing the recalibration programme under which workers would have an opportunity to legalise their status.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen raised the issues when the newly appointed High Commissioner of Malaysia in Bangladesh, Hazanah Md Hashim, met him at the State Guest House Padma yesterday.
The Malaysian High Commissioner acknowledged the immense contributions of Bangladeshi workers and professionals to the Malaysian economy and society. She assured Dhaka of addressing the return of workers.
To expand trade, the High Commissioner hoped that the negotiations for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will start soon.
Dr Momen lauded the strong moral and political support of Malaysia in favour of Rohingyas and sought further support from both Malaysia and ASEAN for a durable solution to the Rohingya crisis.
He urged Malaysia to continue the operation of field hospital to support the Rohingyas even in a limited form.