National Migrants Day 2023 was celebrated with due importance and significance at Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo. As part of the celebration of the day, a discussion meeting was organized today (30 December 2023) at the embassy with the participation of representatives of staff-sending organizations, owners and representatives of remittance houses, technical interns working in Japan, specified skilled workers and part-time workers on student visas.At the beginning of the discussion program, the messages given by the President, Prime Minister, Home Minister, Foreign Minister and Minister of Expatriate Welfare and Foreign Employment Affairs on the occasion were read out.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, Shahabuddin Ahmad, in his welcome speech, said that the population of the country has become a public resource today due to the proper actions and management of the government and a large number of Bangladeshis are working with reputation in more than 170 countries of the world. The ambassador thanked the remittance fighters for their important contribution to the economy of Bangladesh and urged all the Bangladeshis living in Japan to work with more patriotism, devotion and honesty for the development and reputation of the country.
He said, in view of International Migrants Day and National Expatriates Day, there are several Bangladeshi expatriates in Japan have been honored as CIP (Non-Resident Bangladeshis) this year. We hope that the number will increase in this field in the future. He said the corona epidemic and the Russia-Ukraine war have adversely affected the economy of all the countries of the world including Bangladesh. He appealed to the participants of the meeting including the Bangladeshi expatriates in Japan to ensure the economic stability of their beloved motherland Bangladesh by bringing more workers from Bangladesh and by sending remittances through legal channels and ensuring the financial stability of their families by joining the universal pension system.
First Secretary (Labor) Md. Joynal Abedin gave a power point presentation highlighting the importance and significance of sending remittances through legal channels and joining the universal pension system, the various facilities provided by the government for migrants and the special potential of employing Bangladeshi manpower in Japan.
Later, the visiting guests participated in an open discussion and expressed their commitment to work together on various aspects of sending remittances through legal channels and employing more Bangladeshi manpower in Japan in the current situation. On behalf of Bangladesh Embassy, they are assured to provide all kinds of cooperation in this work.
Two Distinguished Expatriate (CIP) Bangladeshis were honored at the program. At the end of the program, ten expatriates joined the Universal Pension System and Wage Earners Welfare Board through the One Stop Desk of the Bangladesh Embassy.
Embassy officials were present on the occasion.