Comoros keen to import RMG from Bangladesh

Published : 17 Nov 2021 09:07 PM | Updated : 20 Nov 2021 11:04 AM

Comoros showed keen interest to import ready-made garments (RMG) and other products from Bangladesh as the African island nation would like to enhance trade and economic cooperation with Dhaka.

The interest was made while visiting Comoros foreign minister Dhoihir Dhoulkamal called on his Bangladesh counterpart Dr. AK Abdul Momen at the State Guest House Padma in the last afternoon, a foreign ministry press release said here.

The Comoros foreign minister is visiting Dhaka for participating at 21st Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers and related meetings.

During the meeting, Dhoulkamal underlined the importance of signing a trade agreement with Bangladesh.

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He also proposed that the Comoran officials may be trained in the natural gas exploration field at Bangladesh institutes while he showed interest in visiting some pharmaceuticals and garment industries here.

Dr Momen expressed thanks to his Comoros counterpart for his support for the chairship of Bangladesh at IORA. Bangladesh foreign minister requested the Comoran side for extending\ support at the candidature at the IMO and Human Rights Council.

Dr Momen mentioned that Bangladesh exports various goods to the African countries including RMG, leather, jute and pharmaceutical products.

He also proposed that there may be direct trade of goods like spices and vanilla from Comoros to Bangladesh.

It was also agreed that there would be exchanges of visits between business delegations of the two countries.

As IORA members States, both countries expressed intention to continue cooperation under the framework of IORA.

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