Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought the support of Saudi Arabia to create a voluntary OIC COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund by the willing members of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Dr Momen discussed the issue when Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud called him on Wednesday.
The Foreign Minister requested Prince Faisal to employ Bangladeshi workers in the agriculture sector of Saudi Arabia.
Dr Momen also requested public and private investors of Saudi Arabia to invest in the livestock sector in Bangladesh to process beef and chicken.
He urged his Saudi counterpart to import halal beef and chicken from Bangladesh.
In addition, Dr Momen appraised Prince Faisal about Bangladesh’s capacity to produce good quality PPEs and expressed Bangladesh’s capacity to export them.
He sought Saudi support in repatriating 1.1 million Rohingyas who were forcefully displaced from Myanmar to Bangladesh, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Saudi Foreign Minister enquired about the COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh.
Dr Momen briefed Prince Faisal about the current situation.