'Total trade between Bangladesh and Belgium in FY2017-18 was over $821.04 million'
President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Osama Taseer on Tuesday called upon the investors of Belgium to invest more in Bangladesh.
He said this while meeting Belgian Ambassador to Bangladesh Francois Delhaye at the DCCI conference room in Dhaka, according to a press release.
Osama Taseer said that in FY2017-18, Bangladesh's exports to Belgium were worth $629.89 million and imports from Belgium to Bangladesh stood at $191.14 million.
“Total trade between Bangladesh and Belgium in FY2017-18 was over $821.04 million,” he informed.
Francois Delhaye said that there are potential sectors like power, energy, port, dredging, jute and jute goods, agriculture, agro-processing in Bangladesh where Belgian investors may invest.
He informed that a Belgian trade delegation will visit Bangladesh later this year.
He stressed importance on exchange of trade delegation between Bangladesh and Belgium to enhance know-how and investment.
Among others, DCCI Senior Vice President Waqar Ahmad Chowdhury, Vice President Imran Ahmed, and Counsellor (Economic Affairs) of Belgian Consul Guilaume Choquet, were also present at the meeting.