Bangladesh-US economic dialogue on Wednesday

“It (Wednesday’s dialogue) will not replace the TICFA …it has different emphasis .. TICFA focuses on specific trade and investment issues … this one will look for bigger picture of enhanced cooperation,” said the official.

He said number of different issues are expected to be touched during the dialogue that focuses on ‘how to strengthen our overall economic ties’.

Saying that both the governments are ‘very happy’ about the dialogue, he said, “We are expecting some announcements very shortly before or after the dialogue.”

The two sides are expecting to discuss on public health corporation especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic while the prospects of US investment in Bangladesh in the areas of agriculture, ICT, blue economy, energy, tourism and connectivity will be reviewed at the meeting.

The official said several new US companies have started noticing Bangladesh for doing business here considering its huge market potential with a large population.

“Bangladesh maintains a very impressive economic growth,” he said while mentioning that recently Bangladesh has made successful entry to the US market with PPE.

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