Bangladeshi ambassador to Jordan Nahida Sobhan on Sunday had a special meeting with the newly appointed Minister of Labor and Investment of Jordan, Dr Maen Al-Qatamin at his office.
During the meeting, various issues related to enhancing mutual cooperation and interests between the two countries were discussed, according to a press release issued.
Ambassador Nahida Sobhan spoke to Dr Maen Al-Qatamin about the possibility of expatriate Bangladeshi workers returning to Jordan who came home on holiday and got stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bangladeshi ambassador requested the Minister to bring back the expatriate Bangladeshis whose visas or Akamas had expired and got stranded in the country.
Dr Maen Al-Qatamin said that the Ministry of Labor of the Jordanian government will ensure the protection of labor laws through the supervision of business activities in various sectors.
"It will ensure a safe working environment for both Jordanian and expatriate workers," he said.
He further said that his ministry is ready to accept any complaint from the expatriate workers and ensure its provisions. In addition, his ministry is preparing awareness booklets and video documentaries in different languages on the rights and duties of workers to raise awareness among expatriate workers in different languages.
The Ministry of Labor of Jordan and the Embassy of Bangladesh will work together to prepare an awareness booklet in Bengali for Bangladeshi expatriate workers, he further said.
Ambassador Nahida Sobhan praised the newly appointed Labor Minister's initiative to protect the health and rights of all migrant workers, including Bangladeshis in Jordan.
The meeting discussed the possibility of investing between the two countries in the future with a view to enhancing mutual economic cooperation among other issues.
Ambassador Nahida Sobhan hoped for cooperation in exchanging visits of trade delegations with Jordan to enhancing bilateral relations, expanding the scope of work for Bangladeshi workers expand trade and investment.