Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman, foreign affairs minister of Qatar, has assured the Bangladesh envoy of issuing exceptional entry permits to stranded expatriate Bangladeshis in short time.
The minister came up with the assurance in a meeting with Md Jashim Uddin, ambassador of Bangladesh, on Thursday, said a press release.
The envoy requested the minister to take measures about the return of Bangladeshi workers by issuing exceptional entry permits.
He also handed a list of stranded expatriate Bangladeshis to Yousuf Mohamed.
The ambassador lauded the reformation programmes, including the wage protection system, dispute settlement system, initiated by the Qatar authorities. The Qatari minister praised the quality work of Bangladeshi workers.
Jashim Uddin also mentioned the contribution of Bangladeshi workers in the overall advancement of Qatar and discussed different aspects of changing the workers' sponsorship.