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Protection of migrant rights stressed 

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Published: 21:39, 23 April 2024

Protection of migrant rights stressed 

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Speakers at a seminar 0n Tuesday (23 April) called upon all stakeholders to work in a collaborative manner to secure the rights of the migrants. 

They also urged to identify the emerging challenges of labour migration from South Asia. 

Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) in collaboration with the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) organized the regional Seminar titled "Labour Migrants from South Asia: Issues and Concerns" in the capital, said a press release. 

Prime Minister's Economic Affairs Adviser Dr Mashiur Rahman and additional secretary of the Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry Khairul Alam attended the seminar as chief guest and special guest respectively.

Highlighting the contribution of labour migrants to the South Asian economy, Ramhan expressed Bangladesh's enthusiasm for working together with other countries on migration issue. 

BIIS Chairman Ambassador AFM Gousal Azam Sarker chaired the opening session while its director general Major General Md Abu Bakar Siddique Khan and COSATT convenor Dr Nishchal N Pandey delivered the welcome addresses.

The seminar had two working sessions while Dhaka university's political science department chairman Professor Dr Tasneem Siddiqui chaired the first session on "Labour Migrants from South Asia: Contemporary Challenges". 

The second session on "Addressing Challenges: Regional Cooperation and Partnerships" was chaired by Programme Manager 2030 Agenda, KAS, Singapore, Megha Sarmah.