| Ishan Ibrahim |
THE High Commission of Bangladesh in Brunei Darussalam recently celebrated International Migrants Day at its premises.
Bangladeshi expatriate workers, professionals and employers joined in on the celebration, themed ‘Migration With Dignity’.
The celebration began with the recitation of verses from Al-Quran, followed by the reading of special messages from the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
A documentary film titled The Work Heroes of Bangladesh was also shown.
Taking to the floor, the guests engaged in warm open discussions, reminiscing their experiences working and living in Brunei.
“The workers of Bangladesh have been contributing to the robust economic growth of Brunei,” High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam Air Vice Marshal Mahmud Hussain, the guest of honour, said in his address.
“Brunei will be, in the near future, requiring a high-skilled and semi-skilled workforce to materialise Vision 2035.”
The event ended with a dinner hosted by the high commission.
Due to their high socio-cultural compatibility with Brunei and competitive edge, workers from Bangladesh are highly sought-after in the local labour market.
Following the first Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) in August 2018 between Brunei and Bangladesh, both countries have striven to make migration safe, orderly, regular and ethical.