Bangladesh thanks King Salman for lifting ban on workers recruitment

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Saudi new King Salman stands during the arrival of US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on January 27, 2015. Obama landed in Saudi Arabia to shore up ties with new King Salman and offer condolences after the death of his predecessor Abdullah. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladesh has expressed gratitude to King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his “generous” gesture of lifting its ban on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers. “The people and the government of Bangladesh expressed their deep gratitude to King Salman for this generous gesture towards Bangladesh and for his continued support to the country,” said a press statement issued in Dhaka on Thursday.

The statement came following withdrawal of ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers on Wednesday by the Labour and Social Development Ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

The ban had been in force for the past 7 years except for domestic service workers, the statement added. -bz
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