FM invites six countries to invest in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Urging the ambassadors of six countries to take opportunity to invest in Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen informed them about the positive atmosphere for investment in Bangladesh with high prospects of return.

The newly appointed Ambassador and High Commissioners of six countries� Mali, Namibia, Cyprus, Belarus, Portugal and Iceland-paid joint call on the foreign minister at his parliament office following their presentation of credentials to President Md Abdul Hamid.

Momen particularly mentioned that sector like agro-based industries in Bangladesh would be a prospective area for investment as Bangladesh has been producing surplus agro products.

The foreign minister briefed the newly appointed ambassadors about the remarkable level of development that Bangladesh has been able to achieve under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He apprised the ambassadors that Bangladesh, which was once considered as one of the weakest economies in the world, now has been able to earn commendable socio-economic progress. The minister highlighted Bangladesh's achievement in various social indicators as well as the huge success of the government in poverty alleviation.

He mentioned that fighting the effects of climate change is a major global challenge.

Therefore, he said, countries of the world should make concerted efforts in order to fight this common menace.

The minister underscored the need of peace and stability for attaining social and economic development.

The Namibian high commissioner briefed Momen about the democratic elections in Namibia and the continued economic development of the country.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)