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FBCCI Signed MoU with MEDEF to boost Bangladesh-France bilateral trade
Dr. Kazi Ertaza Hassan
Published : Thursday, 11 November, 2021 at 3:45 PM, Count : 198

FBCCI Signed MoU with MEDEF to boost Bangladesh-France bilateral trade

FBCCI Signed MoU with MEDEF to boost Bangladesh-France bilateral trade

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has signed memorandum of understanding with MEDEF International (Mouvement des Entreprises de France International) at France-Bangladesh Business Council Meeting organized by MEDEF International and Embassy of Bangladesh in France on November 10, 2021 at Paris. 

Mr. Md. Jashim Uddin, President of FBCCI and Mr. Pierre – Jean  Malgouyres, Chairman of the France – Bangladesh Business Council, MEDEF International, inked the deal on behalf of their respective organization. 

Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina MP addressed the event virtually as Chief Guest.

Dr. A. K Abdul Momen MP, Hon’ble Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Mr. Salman F. Rahman, Hon’ble Private Industry and Investment Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Khondker  M. Talha,  H.E. Ambassador of Bangladesh to France were also present in the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, FBCCI President Mr. Md. Jashim Uddin stated that Bangladesh attaches great importance to its existing cordial relations with France. The two countries have a long-lasting bilateral relationship.

He also mentioned that France is the fifth largest export destination of Bangladesh with rising trend with major export products like woven garments, knitwear, home textile and footwear. But there is the full potential of export items like plastic and light engineering products, frozen food, diversified jute & leather goods, ceramic etc. to France from Bangladesh.

FBCCI Chief said that the year of 2021 is a grand milestone as Bangladesh is celebrating 3 (three) important occasions: The birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, nation’s 50 years of independence and as per Prime Minister’s dream all criteria set by UN has been fulfilled to graduate a developing country. 

He said Bangladesh offers best competitive fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for investment. Manufacturers of Bangladesh are adopting greener technologies and modern productions methods aligned with 4IR and challenges of climate change. Among the world’s top 10 green RMG factories, the top 7 are located in Bangladesh. 

To ensure inclusive growth, Bangladesh requires huge foreign Direct Investment. Industrial enterprises of France particularly those, which are facing rising costs of their competitiveness, may find Bangladesh as an ideal destination for relocation their industry in Bangladesh, he added.

He hoped that the signing of MoU, would help further promoting cooperation between FBCCI and MEDEF for diversifying trade and expanding investment in an effective manner. 

Mr. Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu, Senior Vice President, FBCCI, Mr. M A Momen, Mr. Md. Aminul Haque Shamim, Mr. Md. Amin Helaly, Vice Presidents of FBCCI, Mr. Md. Rejaul Kariem Rejnu, CIP, Mr. Tabarakul Tosaddek Hossain Khan Tito, Ms. Priti Chakraborty, Ms. Shomi Kaiser, Syed Sadat Almas Kabir, Dr. Nadia Binte Amin, Mr. Md. Saiful Islam, Khan Ahmed Shuvo, Dr. Ferdousi Begum, Directors of FBCCI, Mr. Md Helal Uddin, Former Vice-President, FBCCI, Mr. Prabir Kumar Saha, Khondaker Mashiuzzaman (Romel), Engr. Mohd. Mohabbat Ullah, Former Directors of FBCCI, Ms. Nihad Kabir, President, MCCI Dhaka, Ms. Jesmin Akhter and Mr. Saiful Alam, Director, Bengal Group of Industries, Ms. Sajeda Zaman, Director, Peoples Energy Ltd. also joined the meeting, among others.

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