Faruque Hassan, President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), underscored the need for stepping up economic diplomacy in exploring more trade and investment opportunities between Bangladesh and the US.
In a meeting with Md Fazle Rabbi, the newly-appointed Economic Minister (Designate) at the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC, Faruque emphasised the pivotal role of diplomatic efforts in promoting Bangladesh and its readymade garment industry in the US.
During the discussions held at the BGMEA Complex on Sunday, Faruque briefed the Economic Minister on the current state of the apparel industry, its growth prospects, and strategies to enhance global competitiveness, said a press release.
He urged the Economic Minister to effectively communicate the compelling narratives and strengths of Bangladesh's apparel sector to key stakeholders in the US.
The BGMEA president also underscored the important role of the embassy in the US in promoting the interests of Bangladesh's garment industry and elevating its brand image on the international stage.
He called upon Economic Minister Fazle Rabbi to showcase Bangladesh as an attractive investment destination for US investors, stressing the significance of collaboration between the two countries for mutual economic benefit.
BGMEA looks forward to working collaboratively with the Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC to strengthen economic relations between Bangladesh and the US, he added.