The irregular Bangladeshis who were living in Saudi Arabia should return home to reenter the country through legal channels, said Bangladesh Ambassador in Riyadh Golam Moshi.
The Ambassador made the remarks while addressing an opinion-exchange meeting in Saudi city of Dammam on Thursday, said an official release.
He urged the Bangladeshis there not to tarnish Bangladesh’s image by getting involved in illegal activities.
He said the Bangladesh mission would remain beside the Bangladeshi expatriates in their any need.
The envoy recalled the huge contributions of Bangladeshi expatriates to the country’s economy through remittance inflow.
Moshi said the government has given permission to two new private banks to open branches in Saudi Arabia and these two banks would start operations there on completion of necessary process.
He informed that he was trying to introduce life insurance facilities for the expatriate Bangladeshis.
‘Embassy is working hard so that the expatriate Bangladeshis do not face harassment to get passports,’ he said.
Counselor (labour) at the Bangladesh Embassy M Sarwar Alam, First Secretary (labour) M Asaduzzaman, second secretary (press) M Fakhrul Islam and Sonali Bank deputy-general manager M Abdul Wahab, were, among others, spoke on the occasion.
According to Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training, over 28 lakh Bangladeshis have gone to work in KSA since 1976.
The KSA has become one of the main destination countries for Bangladeshi migrant workers, said BMET officials