BFTI, WTO Cell, Commerce Ministry hold training on agri negotiation

Published : 23 May 2022 08:09 PM

Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI) and WTO Cell, Ministry of Commerce organize 3-day long “Training on Agriculture Negotiation” at the conference room of BFTI on Sunday under the programme of Export Diversification and Competitiveness Development Project.

Md. Hafizur Rahman, Director General (Additional Secretary), WTO Cell, Ministry of Commerce has inaugurated the session and graced the occasion as the chief guest while Dr. Md. Jafar Uddin, CEO, BFTI chaired the session.

Md. Obaidul Azam, Director, Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI) emphasized the importance of trade negotiation and greeted the participants for taking part in the training in his welcome speech.

Md. Hafizur Rahman, Director General, WTO Cell, Ministry of Commerce stressed the need for skilled and trained people in trade negotiation of Bangladesh. 

He opined that this training program would enhance the opportunity for creating a pool of trade negotiators for Bangladesh in WTOs related agricultural issues.  

Dr. Md. Jafar Uddin, CEO, BFTI expressed hope that such programs would create skilled and trained Trade Professionals for trade negotiations through a series of training. 

He also added that BFTI is going to launch Post Graduate Diploma on International Trade in association with BRAC University very soon for enhancing capacity in trade.  

Mohammad Ileas Mia, Director, WTO Cell, Ministry of Commerce was also present as the Project Director of “Export Diversification and Competitiveness Development Project”.  

Representatives from the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Agriculture, Export Promotion Bureau, Department of Agriculture & Marketing Extension, Department of Fisheries, Department of Livestock Services, Competition Commission, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Sajeeb Group have participated in the training program.