The UAE government is emphasizing the recruitment of skilled workers based on the demands of a technology-driven job market.

BD Foreign Minister held a bilateral meeting with the UAE Minister for Human Resources and Emiratization, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Awar at his office in Dubai Emirates.

The two Ministers discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest including recruitment of more Bangladeshi nationals in all sectors of the UAE job market as well as in all Emirates; specially recruit of graduate nurses, healthcare technicians, caregivers, professionals, agro farmers, etc. The Foreign Minister requested to reopen visas in all trades in all Emirates and ease the visa procedure for Bangladeshi workers in all categories as well as transfer of work permits from one employer to another.

The UAE Minister responded that there was no bar in place for the employment of Bangladeshi workers, adding that UAE Govt is focussing on recruiting a skilled workforce based on the demand of the technology-driven job market. He also apprised the meeting about the use of AI and related software to process the recruitment/ management of the workforce in UAE and expressed concerns over the credentials of skills verification/certification of the job seekers. In this context, the Foreign Minister apprised his counterpart on Bangladesh Govt’s initiatives for enhancing the skills of UAE -bound workforce and expressed readiness to hire UAE language trainers to prepare our workforce to suit the demand of UAE job market. During the meeting, the Foreign Minister, referring to the recruitment of nurses by the Kuwaiti government, requested the UAE side to recruit qualified nurses and medical professionals from Bangladesh. The UAE Minister welcomed the proposal and assured that they would examine the Kuwaiti recruitment model in the upcoming joint technical committee meeting in Dhaka. Both sides also discussed the welfare issues of the Bangladeshi community in the UAE.

Most importantly, the challenges facing the signing of seafarers to use UAE ports with CDC to return home were also discussed in the meeting. The UAE Minister assured that his Ministry would look into it with urgency.

During the meeting, Bangladesh Ambassador to UAE, MD. Abu Zafar, Consul General to Dubai, and DG West Asia, MoFA were present from the Bangladesh side.


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