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Dhaka seeks Polish investment in shipbuilding, pharma sectors

Dhaka seeks Polish investment in shipbuilding, pharma sectors

Pointing out the competitive and skilled labour force and congenial business environment, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has urged the Polish entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh’s potential sectors like shipbuilding, pharmaceuticals, leather and footwear and agro-processing, reports BSS. “Bangladesh could be a lucrative destination for the Polish businesses in many priority areas like shipbuilding, pharmaceuticals, leather and footwear and agro-processing,” he said during bilateral talks in the Polish capital of Warsaw on Thursday. The state minister had bilateral talks with Joanna Wronecka, Polish Deputy Minister (Undersecretary of State) for Development Cooperation, Africa and Middle-East, Asia and Pacific, Economic Diplomacy and Human Rights, at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Shahriar mentioned that many European countries are showing keen interest to invest and do business in Bangladesh, which is an increasingly geostrategic regional economic and logistics hub. He shared that Bangladesh and Poland have many similarities in a variety of fields. Describing the recent progress of Bangladesh economy, he noted that Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing economies of the world with a strong domestic market of 160 million people. Recalling the significant contribution and support of Poland to Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971, the state minister expressed gratitude and put emphasis on enhanced bilateral cooperation between the two ‘time-tested’ friendly countries. Shahriar highlighted that Bangladesh established its resident mission in Warsaw in 2015, taking note of the potentials of further growth in bilateral relations. He further stressed opening of resident Polish Mission in Dhaka soon to tap the opportunities of deepening and widening bilateral relations on economic, trade and investment, education, agriculture, knowledge and innovation in the coming days. The state minister called for easing visas for Bangladeshi students, who are interested to avail of study opportunities at the world class Polish universities. The Polish deputy minister assured that they will take necessary steps to facilitate visas for Bangladeshi students. Shahriar also sought support of his Polish counterpart for scholarships for Bangladeshi students.

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