Iqama-visa holders can go Saudi Arabia: Momen
Published: 02:44 PM, 25 September 2020 Updated: 03:38 PM, 25 September 2020
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen
Those who have Iqama and valid visa, came to the country on holiday, all of them can go to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), said Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.
He added that there would be no complications to go to Saudi Arabia. Contacts are being made with the Saudi authorities over the issue.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen came up with the comments that attended the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed complex of Foreign Service Academy Sugandha on Friday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated it by joining online.
After the inauguration ceremony, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen spoke at a press briefing over providing Saudi tickets.
He said those who have Iqama (residency permit), have jobs in Saudi, but came to the country on holiday, will all be able to return. There will be no complications with the visa. We are talking to the Saudi authorities over the issue. Even if someone's visa expires, if they have Iqama, they will be given a visa again.
Over Saudi expatriates demonstrations, Abdul Momen said that the matter is very sad, but those who had already taken the tokens would go earlier. Everyone will go in phases. There is no reason to worry.
Earlier, in his speech at the inauguration ceremony of the new complex of the Foreign Service Academy, AK Momen said, "Bangabandhu has always emphasized on establishing peace after taking charge." Bangladesh has now become a brand for peace at the United Nations. Bangladesh is working in 54 of the 59 UN peacekeeping missions. A total of 1,83,181 women and men peacekeepers are working in it. Today we have further expanded the scope of service in our ministry and overseas missions. We have launched a 24 hour hotline for those living abroad. The building served as the office of the first President and Prime Minister of independent Bangladesh. This building is a witness to many successes that started today.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and UN Resident Representative in Dhaka Mia Seppo also spoke on the occasion.