Foreign minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen has urged the United States (US) businessmen to invest in Bangladesh as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina allocated one special economic zone for American companies.
He was addressing a meeting with US Chamber of Commerce’s US-Bangladesh Business Council on business cooperation in Washington DC on Tuesday, according to a message received here.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister was accompanied by a high-level business delegation from Bangladesh at the meeting where 20 US company executives engaged in commercial, trade and investment with Bangladesh.
The discussion centered around the growing economic relationship between the two countries, that will set the foundation for the next 50 years of the bilateral relationship as Bangladesh transitions from an “aid-dependent” economy to an “investment-driven” economy.
Highlighting the importance of the US-Bangladesh relationship, Dr Momen noted that there are key areas of growth where US companies can support Bangladesh, like telecom infrastructure, digital economy, pharmaceuticals, blue economy, information and communication technology, financial technology, and digital payments.
In the evening, Bangladesh Foreign Minister attended a dinner in Bangladesh House hosted by Bangladesh Ambassador to the US M Shahidul Islam.
Dr Momen is scheduled to leave Washington DC today for Miami, Florida, where he would inaugurate the new Consulate General of Bangladesh.