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Uzbekistan, CIS-BCCI for enhancing economic co-op

Staff Correspondent
19 May 2023 21:02:39 | Update: 19 May 2023 21:06:16
Uzbekistan, CIS-BCCI for enhancing economic co-op
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Uzbekistan Deputy Foreign Minister Bakhrom Aloev and the Commonwealth of Independent States-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CIS-BCCI) on Friday discussed matters of mutual interest and ways of enhancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Uzbekistan and Bangladesh especially in the private sector.

Bakhrom Aloev along with his official delegation had a meeting with CIS-BCCI President Md Habib Ullah Dawn and his Board of Directors at a city hotel, read a press release.

“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,” Md Habib Ullah said.

CIS-BCCI Chamber also stressed on connectivity for passengers as well as cargo by air. CIS-BCCI President requested the Uzbek delegation leader for considering establishment of Uzbek mission at Dhaka for smooth and easy visa facilities for the business people and Tourists.

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 will make attempt so that Uzbek Chamber of Commerce can sign an MoU with CIS-BCCI for regular business interaction through Zoom meetings, holding of trade fairs in both countries and exchange of business delegation under a joint initiative.

Uzbek delegates expressed their keenness to have more trade from Bangladesh and showed interest in joint ventures as well as more business interaction facilities in both countries.  

Members of CIS-BCCI related to Textiles, Pharmaceuticals and 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.

Besides the deputy foreign minister, four high officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan ‍and Honorary Consul of Uzbekistan in Bangladesh, CIS-BCCI Senior Vice President Mohammad Ali Deen, Vice President Jadab Debnath, Adviser Mahbub Islam Runu and directors of the board were also present at the meeting.