Bangladeshi workers can return to Kabul if they want, says Foreign Secretary
Dhaka, September 14: Bangladesh is keeping an eye on the attitude of the wider international community in recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan. Foreign Secretary Masood bin Momen made the remarks in an interview with BBC Bangla after taking part in a strategic dialogue with UK Foreign Office officials in London recently on a range of bilateral issues.
Many people fled Afghanistan on August 15 after the Taliban overthrew a Western-backed government and took control of Kabul. Due to the conflict situation, 15 Bangladeshis who were there, returned to the country on 31 August via Doha. Now a Taliban-led interim government is operating in Kabul. China has welcomed this government.
The foreign secretary said Bangladesh is keeping an eye on the attitude of the wider international community in recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan. He said, the Bangladeshi workers and professionals who returned to the country last month from Afghanistan for security reasons, can now return to Kabul if they want.
Masood bin Momen said the dialogue with the UK government focused on the situation in Afghanistan, regional security, the movement crisis between the two countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the upcoming climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland in November.