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Bangladesh seeks post-graduation EU trade support

| Updated: November 19, 2021 19:59:23

Bangladesh seeks post-graduation EU trade support

Dhaka urged the European Union (EU) to continue trade preferences to Bangladesh even after the country graduates from world's poor-country club, under unimpeachable economic partnership.

The call came from Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal when newly appointed EU ambassador to Bangladesh Charles Whiteley met him in a courtesy call at his office in Dhaka, an official release said Thursday.

"The EU is the largest destination for Bangladeshi goods. At the same time, Bangladesh is an attractive place for investment," the minister said.

He noted that the friendly relations between Bangladesh and the European Union had strengthened gradually, and the EU turned a dependable partner in Bangladesh's development.

The minster hopes that the bilateral relations will further develop in the days to come.

The EU ambassador assured the minister that the support of the union of nations in Europe in various Bangladeshi sectors would continue.

On the day, the outgoing resident coordinator of the United Nations in Bangladesh, Mia Seppo, also met the minister at his office.

They discussed major matters like Bangladesh's economic progress, economic recovery in pandemic days, employment, women empowerment and equality, among others.

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