BGMEA President Faruque Hassan and Vice President Miran Ali met with Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, Senior Official for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment of the U.S. Department of State and Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, in Washington D.C. on 11 September 2021 (US time).
Ambassador of Bangladesh to the USA M Shahidul Islam and Director of Giant Group Sharmeen Hassan Tithi were also present on the occasion.
The BGMEA President thanked Marcia Bernicat for her role in strengthening the relations between Bangladesh and the USA during her tenure as the Ambassador of the USA to Bangladesh.
Terming Marcia Bernicat as a good friend and well-wisher of Bangladesh, Faruque Hassan requested her support and cooperation to change the narrative of Bangladesh readymade garment industry in the USA as she was closely involved with the development and transformation of Bangladesh garment industry into a safe and sustainable one.
She was also requested to share the positive development and stories about the RMG industry she witnessed during her stay in Dhaka with key personnel in the US government and relevant stakeholders.
The BGMEA President expressed hope that Marcia Bernicat would continue her support to promote Bangladesh and its interests in the US.