Bakhromjon A'loyev, deputy foreign minister of Uzbekistan held a meeting yesterday with Commonwealth of Independent States - Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CIS-BCCI) president Md. Habib Ullah Dawn and his board of directors at a city hotel.
They discussed matters of mutual interest and ways and means of enhancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Bangladesh especially in the private sector, said a press release.
The Uzbek deputy minister along with his delegation expressed their keenness to have more trade with Bangladesh and shown interest in joint ventures as well as more business interaction facilities in both the countries.
Members of CIS-BCCI related to textiles, pharmaceuticals, agro-processed products present at the meeting spoke highly on the potentials of these markets in Uzbekistan and urged upon the Uzbek government to extend more facilities for joint venture initiative.
CIS-BCCI President Md. Habib Ullah Dawn informed that CIS-BCCI is the only chamber in the country that works exclusively for promotion of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and CIS countries and attaches more importance for increasing cooperation and trade facilitation between Bangladesh and Uzbekistan, especially in the sector of tourism, pharmaceuticals, jute goods, hospitality services and agro-processed products.
The CIS-BCCI chamber president also stressed on connectivity for passenger as well as cargo by air side by side requested the Uzbek delegation leader for considering establishment of the Uzbek mission at Dhaka for smooth and easy visa facilities for the business people and tourists.
Appreciating CIS-BCCI chamber's role, the Uzbek deputy foreign minister assured of all out cooperation and assistance for business facilitation and more business interaction between the two countries.
He also assured that he would make an attempt so that the Uzbek Chamber of Commerce can sign a MoU with CIS-BCCI for regular business interaction through zoom meeting, holding of trade fairs in both the countries and exchange of business delegation under a joint initiative.
Besides the deputy foreign minister, four high officials of the ministry of foreign affairs of Uzbekistan and honorary consul of Uzbekistan in Bangladesh also attended the meeting.
CIS-BCCI senior vice president Mohammad Ali Deen, vice president Jadab Debnath, Adviser Mahbub Islam Runu and directors of the board were also present.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha