“The foreigners are happy after seeing that people of Bangladesh have stood courageously against terrorism,” the minister told newsmen after having a view-exchange meeting with Netherlands Ambassador to Dhaka, Leoni Cuelenaere, at his secretariat office.
He said the buyers of the apparel sectors are satisfied with the efficient handling of the terrorist incidents in Gulshan, Sholakia and Kalyanpur.
The minister added that the Netherlands envoy expressed her satisfaction over the security measures taken by the government for the foreigners living in Bangladesh.
Terming Netherlands a trusted friend and big business partner, Tofail said it has placed proposal of cooperation to build the county’s RMG sector as more modern and sustainable.
“They (Netherlands) will organize a seminar tilled Sustainable Sourcing in the Garments Sector in September in Dhaka.”
Export volume of Bangladeshi products in Netherlands stands at more than $1 billion which is increasing gradually.
Lauding Bangladesh’s security measures for foreigners, the Netherlands ambassador said her country wants to see Bangladesh as a secure country.
Netherlands is keen to help Bangladesh modernize its apparel sector, Leoni Cuelenaere said, adding that their foreign trade and development cooperation minister would visit Bangladesh soon.