President urges UK to consider its visa processing from Dhaka

President Abdul Hamid today urged the government of the United Kingdom (UK) to take necessary steps so that British visa can be processed from Bangladesh.

The President made the call when a delegation of Labour Friends of Bangladesh (LFB) in the UK, led by Sir Keir Starmer ,MP, made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban here.

Mentioning that the United Kingdom is the home to the largest number of Bangladesh nationals living abroad, President Hamid expressed the hope that the UK government would review its decision of transferring the visa decision point to New Delhi, as this transfer has caused difficulties for visa applicants in Bangladesh.

President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.

Abdul Hamid also mentioned that three Bangladeshi-origin British citizens have been elected members of parliament in the UK in the last election and said it proves that the interest about British politics among the Bangladeshi-origin British is increasing.

The delegation termed Bangladeshi-origin British citizens as hard-working and said that they have been playing positive role in the economy of the UK.

President Hamid hoped that the relations between the two countries would be strengthened further through this visit.

Secretaries concerned to the President were present.

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