Bangladeshi envoy praises ties with Jordan, Kingdom’s treatment of foreign workers

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AMMAN — Bangladeshi Ambassador to Jordan Nahida Subhan said Jordan and Bangladesh have “distinguished brotherly” relations at various levels, relations that are witnessing continuous growth and development, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In an interview on the occasion of her country’s National Day, the envoy said that some 65,000 Bangladeshis are working in Jordan, where they receive “all the care and attention”, adding that Jordan Labor Law is “modern and distinguished” and guarantees and preserves the rights of Jordanian and foreign workers alike.

Subhan added that the ministries of labor and interior, as well as the relevant authorities, constantly follow up on guest workers’ conditions and deal with any problems and obstacles that may occur.

Jordan was one of the first countries to acknowledge Bangladesh’s independence in 1971, Subhan said, adding that the two countries have exceptional ties at all levels and that His Majesty King Abdullah and the Royal Family enjoy a special status among the people of Bangladesh.
Some 65,000 Bangladeshis are working in Jordan: Subhan
According to Subhan, the trade exchange between the two countries, which currently stands at $62.44 million and is in favor of Jordan, has the potential to grow. Jordan’s exports to Bangladesh amount to $41.20 million, its imports from Bangladesh stand at $21.24 million.

The envoy believes that there is room to increase joint investment and tourism cooperation, especially in tourism, since Jordan has many religious and archeological sites.

Subhan lauded Jordan’s humanitarian role in hosting refugees and supporting them, as well as the support the two countries show for each other at the UN.

She expressed appreciation for Her Majesty Queen Rania’s visit to Bangladesh in 2017, during which she met with Myanmar refugees, the Rohingya, who live in Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh.

She stressed the continued joint coordination and consultation and her country’s keenness to back Jordan politically in international forums, especially to support the Hashemite custodianship over Jerusalem’s holy places.

The envoy affirmed Bangladesh’s support for the rights of the Palestinian people to establish their independent and sovereign state on the June 4, 1967 lines, support that stems from the specific policy guidelines set by the Bangladesh founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in his speech at the UN General Assembly in 1974, during which he called for restoring the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people.

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