DHAKA, Oct 6, 2020 (BSS) – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today
sought South Korean cooperation to ease its visa process for expatiate
Bangladeshi workers and students, who got stuck here due to pandemic,
to facilitate return to their work and studies in the East Asian
The foreign minister made the request while talking to his South
Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha over telephone this afternoon, a
foreign ministry press release said.
Detailing the plights of the stranded South Korea bound Bangladeshi
workers and students, Momen sought support of the Korean foreign
minister to facilitate the return of the stuck expatiates.
The two ministers also discussed bilateral, regional and global
issues including the Covid-19 pandemic and welfare of Bangladeshi
workers and students.
They agreed to work together to realize the full potential of the
existing excellent bilateral relations.
Momen invited South Korea to establish a vocational training centre
which could train Bangladeshi workers to suit the needs of Korean
The South Korean foreign minister welcomed the idea and also
assured to look into the visa issue.
Momen lauded South Korea’s effective containment of the spread of
COVID-19 and called for greater cooperation to combat the pandemic.
Bangladesh foreign minister apprised Kyung-wha of the current
Rohingya situation while the Korean foreign minister assured to work
towards resolving the Rohingya crisis.
He reiterated Korean support for early repatriation of more than a
million Myanmar nationals displaced from their home in Rakhaine State
now temporarily sheltered in Bangladesh.