A five-member delegation led by State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Qatar Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi met with Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen at his office today.
Dr. Momen mentioned that Bangladesh has a big pool of IT professionals as well as a good number of event management firms, whom the government of Qatar can employ in their workplaces as well as during the Qatar FIFA 2022. Foreign Minister suggested the Qatar side for employing more professional workers in their different economic sectors. The Qatari Foreign Minister mentioned that FIFA 2022 is a mega event for Qatar for which Qatar requires support from foreign countries.
Foreign Minister said that the government has undertaken befitting programmes to celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through March 2020 to March 2021. Bangladesh will also celebrate the golden jubilee of fifty years of anniversary of independence of Bangladesh in March 2021, he added.
Dr. Momen also said, “the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working for poverty alleviation. During the last decade poverty has been drastically reduced. Bangladesh has registered remarkable economic growth” He also particularly sought continued support from Qatar on Rohingya crisis for their early repatriations of Rohingya people to their homeland in safe and secured manner.
Minister of Qatar conveyed the regards of Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Foreign Minister of Qatar to the Foreign Minister Dr. Momen. Qatari State Minister assured that Qatar would be happy to employ skilled Bangladeshi workers in befitting areas. Bangladeshi workers are playing very important role in their workplaces in Qatar, he added. He informed that the Foreign Office Consultations would continue to review the progress of the ongoing cooperation and follow up.
Both leaders agreed to maintain cooperation for the mutual benefit of the peoples of Bangladesh and Qatar.