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A delegation from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), headed by President Faruque Hassan, met with E. E. Derek Loh, High Commissioner of Singapore to Bangladesh.
The meeting, which took place in Singapore on January 30, aimed to explore potential avenues for enhancing trade and investment relations between the two countries.
The BGMEA delegation included Asif Ashraf, Director of BGMEA; Shams Mahmud, Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Foreign Mission Cell; and Sanjay Kumar Naha, Director of Rose Intimates Ltd.
The discussions primarily focused on ways to strengthen bilateral ties and increase trade and investment collaborations.
They also discussed ways to increase the exchange of visits by business delegations from both Bangladesh and Singapore to explore bilateral trade and investment prospects.
BGMEA President Faruque Hassan underscored the importance of streamlining visa and consular services for Bangladeshi businessmen traveling to Singapore.
He requested High Commissioner Derek Loh to take initiatives to simplify the travel process, emphasizing its role in strengthening economic ties.
President Faruque Hassan also urged Singapore to diversify its imports from Bangladesh, suggesting the inclusion of agricultural products alongside garments.
He sought cooperation of the envoy in facilitating collaboration between BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) and leading fashion institutes of Singapore to enhance students’ knowledge and skills in fashion industry.
High Commissioner Derek Loh assured the visiting delegation of the High Commission’s cooperation in deepening trade ties between Bangladesh and Singapore.