DHAKA: Visiting Saudi Arabian Assembly Speaker Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh on Tuesday said the Saudi government will recruit more manpower from Bangladesh in the coming days.
The Saudi Speaker said this when he met President M Zillur Rahman at Bangabhaban.
During the meeting, the Saudi Speaker said around 25 lakh expatriate Bangladeshis are presently working with honesty and sincerity in Saudi Arabia, and his government would recruit more manpower from Bangladesh.
“I’ve had fruitful discussions with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh parliamentary group to recruit more manpower from the country,” he said.
Ibrahim Al-Sheikh highly lauded the continuous economic progress of Bangladesh and hoped that the people of Bangladesh would be able to maintain economic growth in the coming days.
The Speaker conveyed the greetings of Saudi King to the President and said the king has invited him to visit Saudi Arabia in his convenience.
President Zillur welcomed the Saudi parliamentary delegation at Bangabhaban and said Bangladesh attaches special importance to its relation with Saudi Arabia and would like to further deepen cooperation in all fields.
The President expressed his gratitude to recruit huge Bangladeshi manpower in Saudi Arabia, and urged the Saudi government to recruit more skilled, semiskilled and unskilled manpower from Bangladesh.
The President hoped the volumes of trade and investment between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia would be further increased in the coming days.
Zillur observed the visit of Saudi parliamentary delegation will increase relations between members of parliament of Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Speaker was accompanied by Members of Saudi Shura Council Hatem Bin Arif Al Shareef and Saleh Bin Zaben Al Buqami.
Chair of Saudi-Bangladesh Friendship Group and Bangladesh member of the parliament BH Harun, Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Abdullah Bin Naser Al-Busairi, Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Md Shahidul Islam and secretaries concerned of thee President’s office were present.