The Ambassador of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Bangladesh Charles Whiteley, visited the Gulshan workplace of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Trade (MCCI) in Dhaka on Wednesday, says a press launch.
The Ambassador was warmly obtained by a crew from the members of the MCCI’s Board of Administrators led by its President Md. Saiful Islam. The opposite members of the crew had been Senior Vice President Kamran T. Rahman, Vice President Habibullah N. Karim, members of the Board of Administrators Anis A. Khan, Syed Tareque Md. Ali and Secretary-Common and CEO Farooq Ahmed.
The President thanked the Ambassador and deeply appreciated the function and contribution of the EU within the socio-economic improvement of Bangladesh. MCCI President categorically talked about the advantages obtained by Bangladesh via the EU’s EBA (All the pieces However Arms) programme which has considerably helped the nation to scale back poverty, strengthen girls empowerment and make seen progress in social improvement.
Highlighting the thrill of LDC commencement, MCCI President additionally talked about the challenges of the commencement and Bangladesh’s becoming a member of the membership of Center Earnings Nation (MIC) by 2026. President expressed his considerations of tariff escalation after the commencement, and requested for prolonged transitional assist and continuation of the EBA for an inexpensive interval to be able to attain a sustainable commencement.
MCCI additional talked about Bangladesh’s dedication on the EU street map regarding labour requirements and employees’ rights. It was additionally assured that modification of labour legal guidelines, guidelines together with addressing considerations of the EPZ legislation have been a steady course of and Bangladesh is steadfast in taking right steps on all related points. MCCI crew mentioned EU’s attainable engagement with service sector in Bangladesh. Bangladesh possesses an enormous pool of IT professionals and most of the EU member international locations might faucet into this useful resource pool for mutual profit particularly for rising applied sciences similar to block chain, synthetic intelligence and web of issues.
The Ambassador was very receptive and eager to deeply work together on all problems with mutual curiosity. He additionally emphasised on the capability constructing of public, non-public, civil society organizations which might be wanted for sustaining sustainability of the LDC commencement course of. He assured that EU would look into the considerations very pragmatically. The Ambassador praised Bangladesh’s financial transformation and its high-quality exportable merchandise to the area.
The EU Ambassador talked about that there have been untapped areas of cooperation the place most of the member international locations of EU may be capable to collaborate on rendering technical assist like renewable vitality, abilities improvement, up-skilling and re-skilling, some particular programmes for top tech jobs and so forth.
The Ambassador expressed his willingness to advertise EU funding in Bangladesh and was prepared to offer suggestions and help in enhancing Bangladesh’s enterprise local weather. The Ambassador assured of EU’s continued assist and help to Bangladesh’s developmental pursuits and sustainable LDC-graduation.
MCCI President handed over a couple of current publications of MCCI together with Bangladesh Enterprise Local weather Index, a really current publication which might be useful to evaluate present enterprise state of affairs within the nation and also will promote the ‘ease of doing companies’.
Lastly each side unanimously agreed to have extra frequent interactions and change views frequently.