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President requests Malaysia: Recruit more Bangladeshis
President Abdul Hamid

President requests Malaysia: Recruit more Bangladeshis

President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged the Malaysian government to recruit more manpower, especially skilled ones, from Bangladesh, saying they would contribute to the economies of both the countries. The President made the call when visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Bin Razak paid a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban.   During the meeting, the President thanked the government of Malaysia for hosting around half a million Bangladeshi workers in its different sectors.   Abdul Hamid expressed his happiness over the resumption of recruiting Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia under a government-to-government mechanism that reduces migration cost.   He said Bangladesh attaches great importance to its relations with Malaysia that are based on deep-rooted cultural ties, values, tradition and common religious faith. “The relations are strengthening with increased trade and economic cooperation between the countries.”   The President recalled his recent meeting with the Malaysian premier held in London during the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in the last week of October this year.   He also congratulated the Malaysian Prime Minister for successfully holding the WIEF outside the Muslim world which stands testimony to the growing interest and significance of Islamic economy in the west.   The Malaysian Prime Minister apprised the President that he had productive talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday.   He put emphasis on increasing people-to-people contact between Bangladesh and Malaysia for further strengthening the cooperation between the two countries.   Najib Bin Razak expressed the hope that cooperation between the two brotherly courtiers would be enhanced in the years ahead.   Later, the Malaysian Prime Minister signed the visitors’ book at Bangabhaban.   Malaysian Prime Minister’s entourage and secretaries of the President’s office were present. – UNB