DHAKA, Jan 29 (Asia Free Press): Bangladesh has urged Malaysia to consider recruiting IT-trained workforce from Bangladesh which could contribute more to the economic growth and activities in Malaysia, according to local media.
The urge was made during a telephonic conversation between Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah, reported BSS.
During the talk, Dr Momen expressed Bangladesh Government’s readiness to contribute to the economic growth and activities in Malaysia by sending more workforces through safe and regular migration channels.
FM Dr Momen lauded the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia and appreciated Malaysian Government’s decision on opening up the recruitment opportunities for Bangladeshi workers in all sectors of the economy.
Dr. Momen also expressed satisfaction at the current level of bilateral cooperation between the two countries while both the foreign ministers agreed to celebrate the golden jubilee of diplomatic ties between Bangladesh and Malaysia this year.
Dr. Momen sought Malaysian support in favour of Bangladeshi candidacy at various international and global fora. He also requested Malaysian support for Bangladesh’s candidacy for the ASEAN Sectoral Dialogue Partnership.
The Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah stressed on expanding cooperation in the arena of digital economy by forging closer cooperation between the ICT authorities of the two countries.
Lauding the Bangladesh-Malaysia bilateral relations, Saifuddin Abdullah stressed on elevating the relationship to a ‘strategic level’.
Admiring highly the role of Bangladesh in sheltering the displaced Rohingyas, Saifuddin said that the whole world was grateful to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her enormous humanitarian gesture in hosting more than 1.1 million displaced people from Myanmar.
Both the top diplomates stressed the importance of accelerating the process for an early conclusion of the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for facilitating more trade and commerce between the two countries.