Siyam Hoque

2020-04-03 21:39:52 BdST

Govt to bring back Bangladesh citizens stuck in foreign countries: MoFA

The government will bring back the Bangladesh citizens who got stuck in various countries including India due to lockdown there once the situation becomes convenient, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

"The government is firmly committed to bring them back quickly who got stuck in India and other countries," said the Ministry adding that they are keeping eyes to resolve the problem.

A large number of Bangladesh citizens visit India every year for treatment, tourism and education purposes.


India is under 21-day lockdown until April 14 which began on March 25 to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Around 2500 Bangladesh nationals are currently in India who have been stranded there and of them over 1000 are students, according to Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.

Earlier on March 30, UNB reported that there are broadly three categories of Bangladesh nationals currently in India - who are willing to stay back until situation improves but facing cash crisis, students and those who are released from hospitals after necessary treatment.

The government is working to find ways for bringing back Bangladeshi nationals who got stuck in a number of cities in India.

Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi is in touch with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here to work out a proper plan as these Bangladesh citizens in India are not just from one city.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Bangladesh Missions in India are looking into welfare issues of Bangladesh nationals in India.


Officials at the Missions are in constant contact with Bangladesh citizens in India over phone.

The Missions remain active to resolve any problems faced by stranded 2500 Bangladesh nationals there including financial crisis, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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