Saudi Arabia will soon resume the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers, according to an
Arab News report.
Saudi Labor Minister Adel Fakeih said on Monday that the Kingdom will soon resume
the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers to the Kingdom, read the report.
The decision comes after a 2008 ban on Bangladeshi manpower export to Saudi Arabia.
During a one-hour meeting on Sunday, Fakeih met at his office with Bangladesh Minister
for Expat Welfare and Overseas Employment Khandker Mosharraf Hossain.
Following the meeting, Fakeih expressed optimism about the improvement and
development of the relationship between the two ministries.
Pointing out that he was mainly interested in hiring skilled manpower from Dhaka, he
stressed the need to find appropriate procedures and mechanisms in the deployment of
the Bangladeshi work force in the Kingdom which would benefit the people of both
Khandker Mosharraf said that Bangladesh has a data center which has registered more
than 2.2mln workers for foreign employment.
“These workers have undergone the necessary training to support their respective
vocations,” he said, pointing out that the skilled workers are also sent from Dhaka to
countries such as Malaysia, South Korea and Hong Kong.
Hossain said that Fakeih expressed Saudi Arabia’s readiness to open up the local labor
market for Bangladeshi workers soon.