Report on Discussions with Bangladeshi Governmental Contact
A delegation from the Bangladeshi Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE), including Under Secretary Hussein, traveled to Japan and made a courtesy visit to JITCO President Kazuhiro Suzuki at JITCO’s office on July 18. Discussions were held regarding the sending of technical intern trainees from Bangladesh.
During the courtesy visit, President Suzuki expressed his expectations for an increase in the sending of technical intern trainees as one aspect of interpersonal exchanges resulting from the comprehensive partnership between Japan and Bangladesh that was decided by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Hasina and Japanese Prime Minister Abe when Prime Minister Hasina traveled to Japan in May. President Suzuki emphasized that in order to increase the number of technical intern trainees, raising the understanding of the technical intern trainee program by sending organizations and developing sending structures will crucial. Under Secretary Hussain expressed hopes for an even stronger cooperative relationship on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of execution of a record of discussion (R/D) with JITCO.
During the discussions, JITCO pointed out that Bangladesh’s current sending structures and procedures are complex and requested improvement. The MoEWOE delegation expressed its intention to make improvements and indicated that it hopes to use a database recording information on 2.2 million candidates for overseas dispatch to promote the sending of technical intern trainees.
- Under Secretary Hussein makes a courtesy call to President Suzuki (right).
- From the right: Director General Mohar of the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training, Under Secretary Hussein, Director General Zafar of the East Asia & Pacific Wing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh, First Secretary Karmakar of the Embassy of Bangladesh in Japan