Momen urges all diplomats to attract more foreign investment

DHAKA, Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen today said he has already given directives to all the foreign ministry officers to refocus on their efforts in attracting more foreign investment to the country.

I also wrote to our ambassadors abroad to intensify their efforts as well as sought their views on how we can do better and effectively promote our trade and investment among foreigners, he said.

The foreign minister was addressing a seminar titled Trade and Investment Opportunities in Bangladesh at the foreign ministry here today.

Momen said his ministry is playing its role part in the country's journey of attracting foreign investment. We have their (diplomats) views and we are assessing them while working out appropriate strategy in this regard, he added.

He said the foreign ministry has strengthened its capacity and intensified efforts following the vision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on pursuing and emphasising on economic and trade diplomacy.

Foreign Minister said the foreign ministry has established a new division to deal and coordinate all trade and investment issues with all relevant national authorities and ministries, including BIDA and BEZA, to closely work with them.

He said the vision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasizing on Economic and Trade Diplomacy helps realizing her dream of building Sonar Bangla.

My Ministry is and will always ready to work closely and coordinate our national efforts with all the national investment authorities and ministries to make it happen, Momen said.

Along with high officials of the foreign ministry, executive chairmen of BIDA and BEZA and Managing Director of High-Tech Park also attended the seminar.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)