Faruk Khan meets German business leaders
Star Business Desk
Commerce Minister Faruk Khan met 50 German business leaders at a programme in Germany on Wednesday. They were representatives from the shipping industry, readymade garments, importers, bank, power companies, chamber, media and branding companies.
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and German Asia Pacific Business Association (OAV) jointly organised the meeting.
Peter Clasen, owner of Wilhelm G Clasen eK and president of the country committee on Bangladesh in OAV, delivered the welcome address.
Khan spoke on the recent achievements of Bangladesh in various sectors. He mentioned that Bangladesh-German trade has been increasing every year, and it exceeded $4 billion last year.
“Bangladesh has now become the third largest apparel supplier in the globe. It has achieved GDP growth of 6 percent which has been increasing.”
He invited German businesspeople to visit Bangladesh and invest in potential sectors like infrastructures, including shipbuilding, pharmaceuticals, light engineering and other high tech industries.
Bangladeshi Ambassador to Germany Mosud Mannan, President of Bangladesh-German Chamber of Commerce and Industries Saiful Islam and its Executive Director Daniel Seidl also spoke.
The minister also invited German businesspeople to visit German Trade Show in Dhaka in October 2011.