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Invest in Bangladesh to make profit: Salman


Published : 21 Dec 2019 09:24 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 05:17 PM

Prime Minister's private industry and investment affairs advisor Salman F Rahman has urged foreign investors to come to Bangladesh and invest in any sector.

"When you do go back and meet the business community of your country, please convey the invitation from the Prime Minister to come and invest in Bangladesh. You will be able to invest freely and make good profit," he said while speaking before a group of foreign visitors.

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen was also present at the event which is the closing of the 'Visit Bangladesh 2019' programme. The event took place at the State guesthouse Jamuna on Saturday night.

"We were the fastest growing economy in Asia and the Pacific in 2019," Salman said while highlighting the economic growth of the country.

"We are open to any inward investment. There are lots of opportunities in the domestic market as our middle and affluent classes are growing up by the day," he said.

"Our location is between two large economies which are India and China. So we are strategically located. You can export from here."

The 36 member team from 20 countries include writers, journalists, historians, and academics visited different parts of Bangladesh from December 14 at the invitation of the foreign ministry.

The countries include India, UK, Germany, Brazil, UAE, Egypt, South Africa, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Poland, Philippines, Turkey, and Algeria, among others.

The visit takes place ahead of the 'Mujib Year', which is the celebration of birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, from March 17, 2020.

They visited different places in Dhaka and outside. Those include Bangabandhu museum, national museum, national parliament and SundarbansDo co in Khulna, among others.

They also witnessed the celebration of Victory Day on December 16.

Urs Unkauf, a historian from Germany, thanked the government for the invitation and said it's a 'special honour and great opportunity' for him to see how Bangladesh is emerging as a big economy.

"The current government is doing a great and excellent work," he said, based on what he saw during the visit. "The works need to be appreciated from all of us".