Order Cancellation by Western Brands

Bangladeshi expats urged to create awareness of ‘unfair’ action

Diplomatic Correspondent

23 May, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called upon the expatriate Bangladeshis to help create awareness against the unfair action of cancellation of orders from Bangladesh by the Western brands and retailers.

He made this call while holding a video conference with expatriate Bangladeshiss residing in different cities of Ireland on Thursday. 

Momen expressed gratitude to the expatriate Bangladesh community for their support during the crisis of COVID19.

Referring to the cancellation of orders by different Western brands and retailers, the Foreign Minister sought support from the Bangladesh community.

Praising the role of expatriate Bangladeshis for both the host countries and Bangladesh, he said that the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has always worked for the benefits of Bangladeshis – both in Bangladesh and abroad.

Referring to the 13 million Bangladeshis spread all over the world, the Foreign Minister added that steps taken by the government to set up new Missions in different countries to provide services to the Bangladeshis.

He said the incumbent government has increased the number of Bangladesh Missions abroad from 57 to 78, and he further laid out the plan of the government to establish 100 Bangladesh Missions abroad.

Momen also explained different initiatives by the Foreign Office for providing services to expatriate Bangladeshis, including establishing 24 hours helpline service for Bangladeshis in all Missions abroad, and introducing the Dutabash app for providing remote service to the expatriate community.

On the issue of setting up an Embassy in Dublin, Foreign Minister assured the Bangladesh community in Ireland that the Foreign Ministry was working on it.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK and concurrently accredited Ambassador to Ireland Ms. Saida Muna Tasneem participated in the video conference.