Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Shahriar Alam has said that Bangladesh supports legal migration to other countries and wants to enhance cooperation with Libya in order to curb illegal migration, according to a report by Bangladeshi news website New Age.
He conveyed this to newly appointed ambassador of Libya in Bangladesh Abdulmutalib Suliman during a meeting on Sunday as the Libyan ambassador his rule. Alam thanked the Libyan government for their continued support to the Bangladeshi workers working in Libya.
He particularly sought cooperation of Libya in contract farming of Bangladesh agro-entrepreneurs in Libya by leasing land there.
Alam also proposed establishment of collaboration between Bangladesh and Libya in food security area in the backdrop of the current global food crisis.
He said Bangladesh and Libya can celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations jointly by undertaking different programmes.
The Libyan ambassador informed that Libya wants to employ Bangladeshi doctors, nurses, technicians and engineers in Libya. He proposed forming a joint commission which may overview the important sectors of bilateral relations.