Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation Ali Al-Abed held a meeting on Tuesday with the Bangladeshi Ambassador to Libya that focused on enhancing ties between the two countries, especially in the field of the labour force.

The minister highlighted the role of the Bangladeshi labour force in Libya, which is active in many fields, emphasizing his keenness during his term of office to settle the conditions of all foreign workers by applicable laws and legislation.

Al-Abed also stressed the importance of raising awareness about the rights of labours to shield the incoming workers against human trafficking, organized crime, and illegal immigration.

In this context, he lauded the vital role of the (Wafed) platform launched recently by Libya's labour ministry in regulating the expats' entry to Libya, insisting that everyone must enter through legitimate ways.

For his part, the Bangladeshi ambassador praised the labour ministry's efforts in facilitating procedures for migrant workers and implementing the digital Wafed platform.

He also expressed his country's desire to sign a memorandum of understanding between the ministries of labour of both countries to regulate the movement of the expatriate workers, disclosing that the Bangladeshi labour minister plans to visit Libya shortly.