H.E. Mr. Charles Whiteley, Ambassador & Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh paid a courtesy call on FBCCI President Mr. Md. Jashim Uddin on November 3, 2022 at FBCCI Icon.
FBCCI President informed the Ambassador that FBCCI is going celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of FBCCI in March 2023 and will also organize Bangladesh Investment Summit with high-level participation of government and private sectors from around the world. The Summit will showcase strategic opportunities for investment in diversified sectors. FBCCI is looking forward to the participation of the high officials and business leaders of European Union in the mega event, the President added.
Former Ambassador of Bangladesh Mr. Md. Abdul Hannan said Bangladesh has been going on a positive growth trajectory since last decade but due to the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war, its progress have slowed down like all other countries. He urged the EU Ambassador to extend the duty-free quota-free market access for Bangladesh for 10 more years to support Bangladesh to slowly cope up with the effects of LDC graduation.
The EU Ambassador said that Bangladesh should now focus on fulfilling the criteria to qualify for the GSP+ scheme in order to increase its competitiveness in the export market.
Deputy Head of Mission Dr Bernd Spanier, FBCCI Vice President Salahuddin Alamgir, Director Syed Sadat Almas Kabir, Dr. Nadia Binte Amin, Secretary General Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque were present at the call.