Dipu Moni seeks Turkish investment
Foreign Minister Dipu Moni yesterday urged Turkish businesspersons and industrialists to invest more in Bangladesh.
Drawing attention to the strategic geographical location of Bangladesh as the gateway to the South Asia, South-East Asia and Far East, she said that investment in Bangladesh offers a market of over two billion people in a region experiencing robust growth.
The foreign minister also referred to the duty-free-quota-free access of Bangladesh's products to the European Union market and preferential access to the developed markets, and invited the Turkish investors to take advantage of these facilities by investing in Bangladesh.
She spoke at the concluding session of the day-long Bangladesh Business and Investment Forum in Istanbul yesterday, according to a statement received from Turkey.
The forum was organised by the Bangladesh embassy in Turkey. A large number of leading business-persons and industrialists of Turkey attended the meet to explore business and investment opportunities in Bangladesh.
A delegation from the Bangladesh Board of Investment (BoI) and the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) made presentations on several sectors of trade and investment in the Forum.
The BoI and FBCCI members also attended to several queries from the Turkish business and investment houses about investing and doing business in Bangladesh.
The minister in her speech claimed Bangladesh's investment regime as the most investment-friendly in the region and beyond.
She also asked the Turkish industrialists to relocate their less-competi-tive labour-intensive industrial units to Bangladesh to take advantage of a huge pool of trained and competitive labour force of Bangladesh.