The authorities released the figures till the end of last year. According to this, more than 21 lakh Bangladeshis are working in Saudi. 15.8 percent of the total expatriates are Bengalis. Indians are in the second place with 14.1 percent of the total expatriates. There are 19 lakh Indians in Saudi Arabia.
Pakistanis are the third largest number of expatriates in Saudi Arabia. There are more than 18 lakh expatriates from Pakistan in Saudi Arabia. 13.6 percent of the total expatriates are Pakistanis.
After the Asian countries of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, Yemen has reached the fourth position. There are 18 lakh people from Yemen in Saudi Arabia. 13.6 percent of Saudi expatriates are Yemenis.
Egyptians are in fifth place with 11 percent of the total expatriates in Saudi Arabia. There are 1.5 million Egyptians in Saudi Arabia. 11 percent of Saudi expatriates are Egyptians.
14.7 lakh people from the African country of Sudan seek livelihood in Saudi Arabia. Sudan ranks sixth with 11 percent of expatriates. There are 726,000 Filipinos in Saudi. 5.4 percent of Saudi expatriates are Filipinos. Filipinos are the seventh largest Saudi diaspora.
The number of expatriates in Saudi Arabia in the first seven positions is country wise
- Bangladesh- 21 lakhs
- India- 19 lakhs
- Pakistan- 18 lakhs
- Yemen- 18 lakhs
- Egypt- 15 lakhs
- Sudan- 14.7 lakh
- Philippines-7.26 lakh
Travel between Saudi and Qatar will be easy
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Qatar have reached an agreement to facilitate land access to both countries. The agreement was signed by the two countries after a discussion held by Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud and Qatari Interior Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
The agreement was signed by General Sulaiman Al-Yahya, the head of the Saudi Jawazat, and Major General Mohammad Al-Dosari, the head of the Qatari Jawazat, at the headquarters of the Saudi Ministry of Interior in Riyadh. On the Saudi-Qatar border, the travel procedures will be easier at the Salwa border post on the Saudi side and the Abu Zamra border post on the Qatari side.