Bangladeshi national will not have to obtain prior approval for getting Indonesian visa. This was stated by the outgoing Ambassador of Indonesia while calling on the Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni in her office today. Indonesian Ambassador Jet Mirzal Jainuddin informed the Foreign Minister that, earlier Bangladeshi nationals had to go through a background check by the Indonesia Immigration and obtain prior approval before issuance of visa from the Embassy in Dhaka. Considering the excellent bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Indonesia and the good track record of Bangladeshi nationals abroad, Indonesia has decided to exclude Bangladesh from the list of countries requiring background check and prior approval before getting visa. The outgoing Ambassador also informed the Foreign Minister that Indonesia has decided to offer scholarship to Bangladesh students for diploma, undergraduate and master’s programme. Foreign Minister of Bangladesh expressed happiness on the present state of bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Indonesia and stressed on the further promotion of trade between the two countries. She also requested the Indonesia Ambassador to encourage Indonesian businessmen to import more products from Bangladesh. Dr. Dipu Moni thanked the outgoing Indonesian Ambassador for his contributions in the promotion of bilateral relations.