A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a bid to implement “e-Visa/e/-TA” in the capital on October 18, 2022.
The Secretary of the Security Services Division under the Home Ministry Md Abdullah Al Masud Chowdhury and UAE Ambassador to Bangladesh Abdulla Ali Abdullah Khaseif Al Hamoudi signed the MoU on behalf of the respective countries with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan in the chair at a program at the conference room of the ministry.
Minister Asaduzzaman said the initiative to implement the e-Visa/e/-TA system on the basis of G2G was taken through the MoU signing.
Terming the MoU a big achievement in the bilateral relations of the countries, he said the day (MoU signing day) will be marked as a milestone for Bangladesh and the UAE in the digitalization of the country’s e-visa system.
Describing UAE as a tested friend, he said Bangladeshi workers have been playing an important role in the development of both countries over time.
The minister said that UAE is one of its main investment partners of Bangladesh and mutual respect and significant cooperation between the countries is the historic base of bilateral relations.
He said the implementation of e-visa is one of the significant pledges of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to digitalize the country as the current government has underscored the use of digital technology.
Asaduzzaman said the security services division will be able to provide online visa service once the e-visa system is implemented.
He hoped that the number of foreign tourists and investments will be boosted to a great extent after the e-visa is launched in the country.
The minister thanked the UAE government for its support in this regard.