Italy wants to take skilled workers from Bangladesh
Italy has agreed to take skilled workers from Bangladesh in construction, shipbuilding and hospitality sectors under bilateral migration and movement arrangements.
This information is known from the political talks between Bangladesh and Italy held in Rome on Wednesday.
Foreign Secretary Masoud Bin Momen and Italian Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Riccardo Guariglia led their respective countries in the talks.
Italy expressed satisfaction at this time as more than 46 percent of workers went to Italy from Bangladesh for seasonal and non-seasonal work under the Flusi Decree.
Before the political talks, Masood bin Momen and Riccardo Guariglia signed a memorandum of understanding on political consultation between the foreign ministries of Bangladesh and Italy.
In the meeting, both countries expressed interest in deepening relations in several fields including trade and investment, technology in the textile sector of Bangladesh, defense and security, ICT, agriculture, immigration.
Both sides agree to curb illegal immigration to Italy.
Italy appreciated Bangladesh for providing shelter to the Rohingya and assured them of continued humanitarian assistance and assistance in their safe repatriation to Myanmar.
The Italian delegation expressed interest in working closely with Bangladesh as a partner in the Indo-Pacific under the Indian Ocean Rim Association.