Prime Minister's Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman F Rahman said Bangladeshi company, Beximco Pharmaceuticals, will start production of medicines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from the next year under a joint investment of Bangladesh and the KSA.
"To this end, necessary manpower and technical support will be taken from Bangladesh," he told reporters after visiting Beximco Pharmaceuticals Industry with a delegation, led by Saudi Arabia's Commerce Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi, in Tongi area on Saturday, said a press release on Sunday.
Salman said, "We try to manufacture 100 percent quality medicines. We have to follow various international procedures in case of drug export. As such, the people outside the country can put their trust in the medicines made by Bangladesh. People across the world say that the medicines of Bangladesh are of good quality. Not only is the quality but also the price is quite moderate compared to other countries."
Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi said trade and investment between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia have not yet reached the desired level.
"We will explore the trade relations between the two countries through the visit. Besides, we want to utilize our potential in information technology, communication and manpower export," he added.
Managing Director of the Beximco Pharmaceuticals Nazmul Hassan Papon also spoke on the occasion.