Kamal urges UAE to take more professionals from Bangladesh

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Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Monday urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to take more professionals and workers from Bangladesh and also to take steps for boosting bilateral trade and commerce.

Kamal made the request at the fifth session of the Joint Commission (JC) between Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) held in the capital today.

The meeting was co-chaired by Bangladesh Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE. The meeting was held in a face-to-face and virtual format where both team leaders joined virtually.

The meeting was attended by high-level government officials from the concerned ministries and relevant institutions of both countries, said a Finance Ministry press release.

Speaking on the occasion, Kamal said it is a matter of happiness that both Bangladesh and the UAE are now celebrating their golden jubilee of independence at the same time.

He said that following the visit of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to the UAE in 1974, a strong foundation of friendship was forged during that time.

Following that footsteps, the governments of both the countries are very much eager to tap the high potentials on trade, investment and development cooperation.

The Finance Minister said Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been attaining 7.4 percent GDP growth rate on average over the last one decade while the country has also become a role model of development across the whole world.

“Hopefully, Bangladesh will turn as a hunger and poverty free country by 2030,” he said adding that Bangladesh attaches importance to its relationship with the UAE.

Kamal mentioned that Bangladesh received support from the UAE in various issues of interests on numerous occasions while over half a million Bangladeshi expatriates are now working in UAE with dignity and fame.