Greece and Bangladesh take first steps in deal to facilitate legal migration

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Greece and Bangladesh signed a declaration of intent on Monday concerning legal migration and the return of undocumented migrants from Greece.

The signing took place in Athens during a meeting between Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister, Notis Mitarakis, and Bangladesh’s Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister, Imran Ahmad.

According to the Greek Migration Ministry, the declaration will lead to the establishment of technical talks and the signing of a memorandum of collaboration on issues of legal migration and facilitation of returns of undocumented migrants.

“We want to boost coordination and collaboration with Bangladesh,” Mitarakis said after the announcement.

Ahmad invited Mitarakis to visit Bangladesh in the near future to continue their talks.

Source: Ekathimerini.

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