Wales Bangladesh trade team arrives today
Dhaka, Sept 23: The Wales Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce team arrive here on Saturday for a week-long visit to Bangladesh. The chamber was established in 1998 to promote trade relations between Bangladesh and Wales, in the UK. During the visit the trade mission will pay calls on industries minister Dilip Barua, PM’s adviser for Power Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry Dr Towfique-e-Elahi Chowdhury and members of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce.
The delegation will also travel to Chittagong, where they will meet the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and the Vice Chancellor of the Chittagong University, according to a release of the British HC. They will also visit Sylhet, where they will hold discussions with the members of the Sylhet Chamber and Vice Chancellor of Shahjalal University Md Saleh Uddin.
Commenting on the visit, the head of UK Trade and Industry in Dhaka, Justin Davies, said: I am confident that during this visit, previously untapped angles of UK-Bangladesh trade and co-operation will be discussed and taken forward.’
Bangladesh-UK bilateral trade made steady growth of almost 40 per cent between 2005 and 2009. UK’s exports to Bangladesh were £80 million between January-June 2011 while imports from Bangladesh were £723 million from January to June 2011.