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BGMEA chief for stepping up economic diplomacy with US

Diplomacy 2023-11-27, 10:36pm

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President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Faruque Hassan has underscored the need for stepping up economic diplomacy in exploring more trade and investment opportunities between Bangladesh and the United States.

In a meeting with Md. Fazle Rabbi, the newly appointed Economic Minister (Designate) at the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington D.C., Faruque Hassan emphasized the pivotal role of diplomatic efforts in promoting Bangladesh and its readymade garment industry in the U.S.

During the discussions held at the BGMEA Complex on November 26, President Faruque Hassan briefed the Economic Minister on the current state of the apparel industry, its growth prospects, and strategies to enhance global competitiveness.

He urged the Economic Minister to effectively communicate the compelling narratives and strengths of Bangladesh’s apparel sector to key stakeholders in the U.S.

President Faruque Hassan underscored the important role of the embassy in the U.S. in promoting the interests of Bangladesh’s garment industry and elevating its brand image on the international stage, according to BGMEA.

He called upon Minister Fazle Rabbi to showcase Bangladesh as an attractive investment destination for U.S. investors, stressing the significance of collaboration between the two countries for mutual economic benefit, reports UNB.

BGMEA looks forward to working collaboratively with the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington D.C. to strengthen economic relations between Bangladesh and the United States, he added.