Expatriate Welfare Minister’s tour of UAE, Qatar, Oman


Staff Reporter  :
State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Shofiqur Rahman Chowdhury on Friday left the country for a seven-day official visit to three Middle Eastern countries on a bid to boost manpower export there.

The state minister’s visit will be started from United Arab Emirates and then he will be in Qatar, and Oman to expand the Middle East labour markets of the Bangladeshi manpower and address several issues related on it.

During the visit, the state minister is scheduled to participate in some separate meetings in Dubai, UAE. He will meet with members of the Dubai Business Council.

He will also meet with Bangladeshis working in Dubai, according to a media release from the ministry.


Shofiqur will be present as chief guest at the Remittance Award-2023 organised by the Bangladesh Embassy in Dubai on Saturday.

The state minister will make a courtesy call on Qatar’s Minister of Labour Ali bin Samikh Al Marri on May 27. He will also meet with Bangladeshi businessmen based in Qatar on the same day. He will also meet with Bangladeshi workers and community leaders, the release said.

He will hold a courtesy call on Oman’s Labour Minister Dr Mahad bin Said bin Ali Baawain.He will also meet with the Bangladeshi business committee in Oman.
The state minister will return home on May 31.