- Cooperation on return of expat workers shows Riyadh will not use community to pressure Dhaka to issue passports to Saudi Rohingya in coming months
- Dhaka will remain highly unlikely to issue passports, particularly as it will want to discourage similar calls from Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh
- Dhaka will seek to broaden sources of remittances, especially given Gulf countries’ ongoing efforts to reduce reliance on migrant workers
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen announced on 30 September that from 1 October, airlines would operate 20 flights per week between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia to allow migrant workers to return to the Kingdom before their work permits expire.
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