2019-11-20 20:25:37 BdST

Govt eyes sending more skilled workforce to Japan


The government said the recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Japan on recruiting ‘Specified Skilled Workers’ will help the island nation receive more skilled workforce from Bangladesh benefiting both the countries.

Bangladesh also sought Japan’s support for early repatriation of the forcefully displaced Myanmar nationals.

The issues were discussed when newly-appointed Japanese Ambassador Naoki Ito met State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam at the latter's office on Tuesday.

Both expressed confidence that the regular holding of the Public-Private Economic Dialogue (PPED) between the two countries will deepen economic cooperation and attract increased investment from Japan, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka on Wednesday.

This was the first courtesy meeting of the Ambassador after presenting credentials to President Abdul Hamid.

During the meeting, they also discussed all the major issues.

The State Minister thanked the Ambassador for concluding the MoC on recruiting ‘Specified Skilled Workers.'

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