Imran Ahmed Siddiqui, the diplomat of the Pakistan Embassy, said that Bangladesh’s position within the global trade indicators is extremely promising. As a result, Bangladesh’s reputation within the global arena is gradually increasing. He made the remarks during a courtesy turn Rizwan Rahman, president of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), on Wednesday (January 13th).
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Imran Ahmed Siddiqui said Pakistan is curious about expanding bilateral trade and investment with Bangladesh. He noted that a “Joint Economic Commission” was found out to expand trade between the 2 countries, the last meeting of which was held in 2005. He proposed to reactivate the activities of the Joint Economic Commission considering the present situation. The diplomat of Pakistan involved the establishment of direct air links between the 2 countries to extend bilateral trade and therefore the launch of direct cargo transport activities between Karachi and Chittagong seaports as soon as possible.
During the meeting, Dhaka Chamber President Rizwan Rahman said that the very best number of Pakistani entrepreneurs participated in the B2B activities of ‘DCCI Business Conclave 2021’ organized by the Dhaka Chamber and expressed interest in launching business activities in Bangladesh. DCCI will organize such events per annum to offer entrepreneurs from different countries of the planet the chance to try to do business in Bangladesh.
The DCCI President said that the govt of Pakistan has recently lifted all the prevailing restrictions on obtaining visas for Bangladeshi nationals, which is extremely promising.
The President of the Dhaka Chamber noted that the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Pakistan within the financial year 2019-20 was about US dollar 543.90 million and stressed removing existing obstacles to further expansion of trade and commerce between the 2 countries and moving forward the private sector of the 2 countries.
DCCI Senior vice chairman NKA Mobin, vice chairman Monwar Hossain, and Commercial Secretary of the Pakistan Embassy Mohammad Suleman Khan were present at the interview held at the Dhaka Chamber office.