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FBCCI and BCC are keen to improve Bangladesh-India B2B relations

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Both the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and the Bharat Chamber of Commerce (BCC) are keen to strengthen Business to Business (B2B) relations and commercial activities between Bangladesh and India. The leaders of FBCCI and BCC had a discussion regarding this during a courtesy call meeting held on Monday at the FBCCI office.

The visiting delegation of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce (BCC) was led by its president N.G. Khaitan.

FBCCI President said, “ASEAN, North American countries, and other alliances have made significant progress by strengthening regional trade. But SAARC countries are still lagging behind. The G2G (Government to Government) relationship between Bangladesh-India has come a long way and getting stronger day by day. Now we have to take more initiative to strengthen the relationship between B2B (Business to Business).

FBCCI President said, “Bangladesh has now emphasized on Agro mechanization and Food Processing. As India is one of the leading countries in the Agro Machinery manufacturing sector, Indian Agro Machinery manufacturers should set up factories in Bangladesh to grab the market.”

BCC President N.G. Khaitan praised Bangladesh’s development and said that India has always been a friendly country to Bangladesh. He said, ‘We share the same culture and language, so there is a huge market for us to work on. The connectivity with the people of west Bengal and with the people of Bangladesh, should not only be based on trade, commerce, and industry, there should be more facilities where people should come and visit Bangladesh and India respectively. As for Indian people, we want to come and enjoy Bangladesh, Bangladeshi Culture, fish, sea beaches, etc. Same thing we want from Bangladeshi people. We want them to visit our places, the Himalayas, and so on.’

The 21st century belongs to Africa and the Asia Pacific region. So, we have to connect ourselves more and more. We can do that by interacting more, he added.

BCC President said, ‘Bangladesh is very strong in garments, Cement, and other industries. Just like Bangladesh, India is also a self-sustained and self-sufficient country. When both neighbors are self-sustained and self-sufficient, why shouldn’t we interact more? Why shouldn’t we have more connection with each other?’

FBCCI Vice President M A Momen, Md. Amin Helaly, Director Priti Chakraborty, President of Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) and FBCCI Director Anwar Ul Alam Chowdhury, Senior Vice President of Bharat Chamber of Commerce Naresh Pachisia and others were present at the meeting.
After the courtesy meeting, a B2B meeting was held between businessmen of both countries. The FBCCI organized the B2B meeting.

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