Bangladesh-Vietnam eyes collaboration for mutual trade benefits

A delegation of Vietnamese garment businesses, led by H.E. Pham Viet Chien, Ambassador of Vietnam to Bangladesh, called on Faruque Hassan, President of BGMEA, to discuss business opportunities and potential partnerships to promote mutual trade growth. 

Other members of the delegation were Do Quoc Hung, Deputy Director-General, Asia - Africa Market Department, Do Van Trong, Executive Board, Pham Anh Dong, Managing Director, Viet Giang Garment Jsc, Ms. Nguyen Thi Hien, Director, Vietnam Textile & Garment Sustainable Development Solutions Ltd. Co., Ms. Pham Thi Phuong Hoa, Director, Hung Yen  Garment Corporation - Joint Stock Company, and Le Phuc Tien, Director, Bac Giang LGG Garment Corporation Jsc. 

BGMEA Director Rajiv Chowdhury and Urmi Group Chairman Ashfaque Ahmed were also present at the meeting held in Dhaka on March 15. 

The visit was a step towards promoting business-to-business connection and cooperation in the garment sector in order to tap into trade potential between two South Asian countries.

The discussions covered a range of topics including global apparel business trends, current challenges and potential of trade and investment. 

They also discussed opportunities that have been created in the global apparel market and avenues of working together to make use of them.

BGMEA President Faruque Hassan said, “Bangladesh and Vietnam are two major players in the global apparel market, and the scope is huge for us to complement each other for deriving two-way trade benefits.”

“We can share our knowledge and expertise and intensify collaboration that will help both sides to develop and grow together,” he said. 

“To do so, it’s very important to connect businesses of two countries so that they can explore trade opportunities and seize them,” he added.

Both sides expressed willingness to arrange more visits and meetings between businesses of Bangladesh and Vietnam to strengthen trade ties in the coming days.


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