Greece and Bangladesh strike a deal over the return of illegal migrants


Greece and and Bangladesh signed a declaration of intent concerning legal migration and returns of undocumented migrants in Athens on Monday.

bagladeshGreece's Migration & Asulum Minister Notis Mitarakis and Bangladesh's Expatriates' Welfare & Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad signed a declaration that 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, the Greek ministry said.

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

"We want to boost coordination and collaboration with Bangladesh" on these issues, he said, adding that they shared viewpoints and the intention to move forward on them.