Bangladeshi high-value crops such as fruits and vegetables have potentials to grab markets in Germany and other EU countries, said Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Thursday.
The minister made this remark while speaking as the guest of honour at a virtual conference titled “Bangladesh: Opportunities for export and trade of agro-products: Quality and certification”, said a press release.
Bangladesh Embassy in Berlin, Germany and German Agribusiness Alliance jointly arranged the virtual conference.
“Bangladesh produces a huge variety of agricultural products”, he said.
Bangladesh has achieved food self-sufficiency due to the government priority to agricultural development. Bangladesh produces a huge variety of agricultural products, he added.
Bangladeshi Ambassador to Germany Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, expressed his confidence about the quality of Bangladeshi agri-products especially fruits such as mango and pineapple, which, he said are superior to those that are available in German markets.
Agriculture Secretary Md Mesbahul Islam, Executive Chairman of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) Dr Shaikh Mohammad Bokhtiar, German Agribusiness Alliance Dr Jens Oeding, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy in Dhaka Constanza Zaehringer, President of GLOBALG.A.P Dr Kristian Möller, Vice President of the Bangladesh Agro-Processors’ Association (BAPA) Syed Md. Shoaib Hasan and President of the Bangladesh Fruits, Vegetables and Allied Products Exporters Association (BFVAPEA) SM Jahangir Hossain, among others, also spoke on the occasion.
Commercial Counsellor of the Bangladesh Embassy in Berlin Md Saiful Islam and Director of the German Busines Alliance Alina Gumpert moderated the event.