Bulgaria urged to import more Bangladeshi products | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 11, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 11, 2010

Bulgaria urged to import more Bangladeshi products

President Zillur Rahman has urged Bulgaria to import more Bangladeshi products and also recruit skilled and semi-skilled manpower from the country with a view to further increasing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The President made the call when newly appointed Delhi-based Bulgarian Ambassador to Bangladesh Borislav Kostov presented his credentials to him at Bangabhaban yesterday.
During the meeting, Zillur said the Bulgarian businessman could import world standard Bangladeshi products like readymade garments, leather and jute goods, ceramic and pharmaceuticals considering their very competitive prices.
He also said the Bulgarian entrepreneurs might come forward for individual or joint investments in the fields of RMG, textile, energy, petroleum, leather, ceramic, pharmaceuticals and agro-processing in Bangladesh.
The president mentioned that Bangladesh and Bulgaria have enormous possibilities for expanding their ties in trade, commerce and cultural sectors but the volume of trade between the two countries does not reflect the true potential.
Saying that Bulgaria was one of the countries who recognised Bangladesh immediately after its independence, Zillur said Bangladeshis are grateful to Bulgaria in this regard.
He also congratulated Bulgarian leadership for their efforts in ascending to the European Union as a full-fledged member sate.
The new envoy appreciated the achievement of Bangladesh for maintaining a 'high' 5-6% percent of GDP growth rate over the years amid ongoing global economic crisis.
He also appreciated Bangladesh for playing the leading role in raising its voice against the adverse effects of climate change worldwide.
Kostov emphasised increasing high level political, business and cultural visits between the two countries for further increasing the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Bulgaria.
The envoy sought President's cooperation in discharging his new responsibilities and assured the president that he would do this to his level best to bring the trade and commerce relations between the two countries to new heights.
Secretary to the President's office M Safiul Alam, Press Secretary AKM Nesar Uddin Bhuiyan and Additional Secretary to the Foreign Affairs Ministry Mostafa Kamal were present during the meeting.
Earlier, the Ambassador was given a guard of honour by a contingent of the President's Guard Regiment.

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