PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked Bangladesh ambassadors in Middle Eastern countries to give effort there in exploring new markets for Bangladeshi products apart from drawing their investment to the country.

“You’ll have to assess which country has what kind of demand. You’ll have to decide and proceed accordingly,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told the newsmen quoting her as saying at the Envoys’ Conference at Shangri-la Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Monday.

The envoys are Golam Moshi (Saudi Arabia), Muhammad Imran (United Arab Emirates-UAE), Maj Gen (retd) KM Mominur Rahman (Bahrain), AFM Gousal Azam Sarker (Iran), AMM Forhad (Iraq), SM Abul Kalam (Kuwait), Abdul Motaleb Sarker (Lebanon), Md Golam Sarwar (Oman) and Ashud Ahmed (Qatar).

The premier asked the envoys to use their diplomatic expertise in resolving any misunderstanding with friendly countries including neighbours saying, “Such situations may emerge in foreign relations but those should be resolved through talks.”

Sheikh Hasina said, “You would have to work bearing in mind that the world is now considered as a “global village”. Each one is depended on another one. So, everyone should move ahead with the mentality of extending assistances to each other.”

The premier asked them to protect Bangladesh workers interest abroad simultaneously reminding all that they were sending the maximum remittance from the Middle East countries.

Sheikh Hasina also asked for necessary measures to stop charging money beyond the official rate for sending an overseas jobseeker to any country, saying, “we all should look into the matter”.