PM seeks congenial atmosphere for Bangladeshi workers in Singapore



SINGAPORE, March 12, 2018 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged
the Singapore government to provide a decent work atmosphere for Bangladeshi
workers as the South-East Asian country continues to be a favorite
destination for them.

Sheikh Hasina, who arrived here yesterday on a four-day official visit, was
addressing a luncheon hosted by the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsein
Loong in her honour at Istana (palace) here today.

“Singapore continues to be a favorite destination for Bangladeshi workers.
I hope that Singapore will continue to provide them with a congenial work
atmosphere,” she said.

The premier said Bangladesh and Singapore can complement each other in
their economic pursuit. “In Singapore, you have capital, advanced technology
and know-how while in Bangladesh, we have a large workforce,” she said.

Moreover, a large section of our population is young and educated. These
comparative advantages may be harnessed to our mutual benefit, she added.

Recalling the ties between the two countries since the establishment of
diplomatic relations in February 1972, the prime minister said our friendship
is deep rooted in common values and shared history and economic cooperation.

Sheikh Hasina hoped that the deals signed between the two countries would
usher a new era in economic cooperation between the two countries.

After the official talks, Bangladesh and Singapore singed two Memorandums
of Understanding (MoUs). Prime Ministers of the two countries witnessed the
signing ceremonies.