A delegation of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) led by President Faruque Hassan met with Engineer Haidar Al-Athari, chairman of the Najaf Chamber of Commerce in Iraq on Sunday to discuss possible avenues of bilateral trade and investment.
The BGMEA delegation was accompanied by Fazlul Bari, ambassador of Bangladesh to Iraq.
The delegation includes BGMEA former vice president (Finance) Mohammed Nasir, BGMEA former director Nazrul Islam, Giant Group Director Sharmeen Hassan Tithi, Bangla Poshak Ltd Managing Director Mohammed Shohel, Director Mohd Shawket Hossain and Banika Fashion Ltd Managing Director Nisher Khan.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan presented an overview of the readymade garment industry of Bangladesh, especially its manufacturing capabilities, product offerings, and the features that make global buyers prefer the garments made in Bangladesh.
He highlighted the importance of establishing connections between the traders of Bangladesh and Iraq so that they could explore business opportunities that lie ahead for both countries.
He also called on the members of the chamber to explore the potential of trade and investment in Bangladesh, especially import of more garments from the country.
He invited Iraqi businessmen to visit Bangladesh to explore trade and investment opportunities offered by the country.
Chairman of the Chamber Haidar Al-Athari gave a brief presentation of the range of services offered by the Chamber and investment opportunities in the Governorate and its economic features at the Iraq level.
He invited the delegation to establish partnerships with their peers in Iraq to establish clothing factories.