Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem has briefed the UK's all-party parliamentary group (APPG) about the inconveniences caused by the country's travel ban that has put Bangladesh among the nations on its "red list."

She said the decision would seriously hurt the bilateral trade in the apparel, food and beverage sectors and also emergency medical treatments, reports UNB.

On 2 April, the UK said it would put Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines on its travel "red list," banning entry to people arriving from those countries unless they are Britons or Irish.


The high commissioner, during a recent virtual meeting with the APPG on Bangladesh, raised two issues including the UK's travel "red list," and the protracted Rohingya crisis.

Praising the British government's role on the Rohingya issue especially as the pen-holder at the UN Security Council, she called upon the APPG to keep the issue of the sustainable and dignified return of the Rohingyas back to Myanmar high on its agenda at the British Parliament.

She took great pride in the extraordinary achievements and contributions made by the enterprising expatriate Bangladeshis in the UK in enhancing the shared prosperity of both countries.

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