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Bangladesh, Saudi FMs hold meeting Sunday

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Published: 08:53, 24 September 2020   Update: 09:07, 24 September 2020
Bangladesh, Saudi FMs hold meeting Sunday

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen is expected to hold a meeting virtually with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Sunday (Sept 27).

A foreign ministry source confirmed the matter on Wednesday (Sept 23) night.

Bilateral and current issues will be discussed during the meeting, said the source.

Saudi Arabia yesterday decided to renew expired visas and extend iqama (work permit) for 24 days for Bangladeshi expatriate workers, who were stuck here due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following a request made by Dhaka on Tuesday.

The country has also given permission to operate four special flights till 30 September.

Huge numbers of expatriate Bangladeshi workers, who came here to visit their families before the outbreak of coronavirus, have been stuck in the country due to flight suspension following the global lockdown.

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