BGMEA urges Georgia to invest more in Bangladesh

    
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Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) urged the visiting Georgia delegation to invest more in Bangladesh on September 11, 2017 at BGMEA complex in the city. Every year Bangladesh exports apparel product of closely $1 billion to Georgia.

Georgia is a small country in Eurasia and it is a good hub for Europe and Central Asia. They discussed different issues, including possible avenues of mutual cooperation between Bangladesh and Georgia for development. They also had discussion on how Bangladesh can explore Georgian market for exports of different products, especially apparel, footwear, pharmaceuticals, and leather.

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The Georgian delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister David Jalajania came in two-day visit to Bangladesh.

In the meeting, the Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister has termed their visit as a historic moment. He said that Bangladesh is the top RMG exporter in South Asia and as a member of the European Union, Georgia can offer huge opportunity for Bangladesh regarding investing in the country in this sector.

Figure: BGMEA President gave a crest to Georgia Deputy Foreign Minister David Jalagania
Figure: BGMEA President gave a crest to Georgia Deputy Foreign Minister David Jalagania

He also said that Bangladeshi businessmen can explore medicine, leather and agriculture sectors too as there are demands for these products in Georgia.

“We will be able to strengthen our relationship through business which will play a vital role in bilateral Business. Bangladesh can also enrich itself with the experience of Georgia as we are in a better position in doing business index”, said Ambassador of Georgia to Bangladesh Archil Dzuliashvili.

Table: Export-Import commodities list of Bangladesh with Georgia
Table: Export-Import commodities list of Bangladesh with Georgia

BGMEA President Md. Siddiqur Rahman hoped that the visit of Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister would help pave the way more for boosting bilateral trade between both countries.

In the beginning of the program, a documentary was presented on garment industry in Bangladesh. After that, the BGMEA president made a presentation on the role of RMG sector in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan Md. Allama Siddiki, the Director General (Europe), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh, and BGMEA Vice president Mohammad Nasir, Directors Md. Shahidul Islam Mukul, Miran Ali and Md. Munir Hossain were also present on the occasion.

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