FBCCI signs MoU with MEDEF International
DHAKA, Nov 11, 2021 (BSS) –
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with
MEDEF International (Mouvement des Entreprises de France International) to
boost bilateral trade and investment.
The MoU was signed at France-Bangladesh Business Council Meeting organized
by MEDEF International and Embassy of Bangladesh yesterday at Paris in
Md Jashim Uddin, President of FBCCI and Pierre – Jean Malgouyres, Chairman
of the France – Bangladesh Business Council, MEDEF International, inked the
deal on behalf of their respective organizations, said a press release.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the event virtually as the chief
Dr A K Abdul Momen, Foreign Minister, Salman F Rahman, Private Industry
and Investment Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Khondker M Talha
Ambassador of Bangladesh to France were also present in the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, FBCCI President Md Jashim Uddin stated that
Bangladesh attaches great importance to its existing cordial relations with
France. The two countries have a long-lasting bilateral relationship.
He also mentioned that France is the fifth largest export destination of
Bangladesh with rising trend with major export products like woven garments,
knitwear, home textile and footwear.
“But, there is the full potential of export items like plastic and light
engineering products, frozen food, diversified jute and leather goods,
ceramic etc. to France from Bangladesh,” he noted.
The FBCCI President said that the year of 2021 is a grand milestone as
Bangladesh is celebrating three important occasions: The birth centenary of
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, nation’s 50 years of
independence and as per Prime Minister’s dream all criteria set by UN has
been fulfilled to graduate a developing country.
Jashim said Bangladesh offers best competitive fiscal and non-fiscal
incentives for investment. Manufacturers of Bangladesh are adopting greener
technologies and modern productions methods aligned with 4IR and challenges
of climate change. Among the world’s top 10 green RMG factories, the top 7
are located in Bangladesh.
“To ensure inclusive growth, Bangladesh requires huge foreign Direct
Investment. Industrial enterprises of France particularly those, which are
facing rising costs of their competitiveness, may find Bangladesh as an ideal
destination for relocation of their industry in Bangladesh,” he added.
He hoped that the signing of MoU, would help further promoting cooperation
between FBCCI and MEDEF for diversifying trade and expanding investment in an
Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu, Senior Vice President, FBCCI, M A Momen, Md
Aminul Haque Shamim, Md Amin Helaly, Vice Presidents of FBCCI, Md Rejaul
Kariem Rejnu, CIP, Tosaddek Hossain Khan Tito, Priti Chakraborty, Shomi
Kaiser, Syed Sadat Almas Kabir, Dr Nadia Binte Amin, Md Saiful Islam, Khan
Ahmed Shuvo, Dr Ferdousi Begum, Directors of FBCCI, Md Helal Uddin, Former
Vice-President, FBCCI, Prabir Kumar Saha, Khondaker Mashiuzzaman (Romel),
Engr Mohd Mohabbat Ullah, Former Directors of FBCCI, Nihad Kabir, President,
MCCI Dhaka, Jesmin Akhter and Saiful Alam, Director, Bengal Group of
Industries, Sajeda Zaman, Director, Peoples Energy Ltd. also joined the
meeting, among others.