Saudi Arabia resumes visa for Bangladeshi workers tomorrow
Saudi Arabia resumes visa for
Bangladeshi workers tomorrow
Saudi Arabia restarts issuing visas for Bangladeshi workers from
Wednesday, after a short halt, said the Saudi ambassador in Dhaka
Monday. The Saudi embassy in Dhaka stopped issuing visas for
Bangladeshi workers a couple of weeks ago for what ambassador Abdullah
Al-Obaid Al Namla said was for "technical reasons".
his government would soon invite foreign affairs adviser Iftekhar Ahmed
Chowdhury to visit Saudi Arabia. "We could not issue visas to
Bangladeshis owing to technical faults. I hope we will start issuing
visas to Bangladeshis from Wednesday," Namla told reporters after his
farewell call on Iftekhar at the foreign ministry.
The ambassador is leaving Dhaka, ending his eight-year
assignment in Bangladesh.
"The pressure of issuing visas is so huge that we will be forced to
give at least 5,000 visas (starting on Wednesday)," Namla said. Neither
the foreign affairs adviser nor the ambassador made comments on the
reported police action against some Bangladeshis in the kingdom. The
Saudi government said its missions in different countries could not
issue visas as some technical faults were detected with the IT system.
Hundreds of Bangladeshis feared job losses in Saudi Arabia as they
could not manage visas to travel to Saudi Arabia in time.