Brazil could be potential market of BD’s ceramics, pharmaceuticals: Envoy

15 Mar,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:


Bangladesh has a very potential market of ceramics and pharmaceuticals apart from the RMG in Brazil, said outgoing Brazilian ambassador in Bangladesh.


"There has been a very good relations between the two countries. The bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Brazil has already crossed $ one billion and not only RMG, Bangladesh's ceramics and pharmaceuticals have also potential market in Brazil," said Brazilian Ambassador Wanja Campos Da Nobrega when she made a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office today.


PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.


He said that the Brazilian Ambassador also noted that there could a very good cooperation between the two countries in the agriculture sector.


In response, the Prime Minister said that economic and trade cooperation could be expanded in many areas.


Mentioning that the main goal of her government is to ensure overall development in a faster pace, Hasina said, "We put all of our energies for development,"


She said based on the ideals and dreams of Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, her government has been making its all strides to make Bangladesh a hunger and poverty free country.


About the power generation situation of the country, the Prime Minister said that the power generation capacity now stood at 16,726 MW due to various steps by the government.


Regarding the holding of the Inter Parliamentary Union's next conference in April in Dhaka, the Brazilian ambassador said that Brazil would send a big delegation to attend the conference.


Lauding highly the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her efforts towards country's development, Wanja Campos said the country has gained remarkable development in many areas. "I was amazed to see the women empowerment in Bangladesh,"


The Brazilian Ambassador said she was overwhelmed to see the school feeding programme successfully operating at Islampur in Jamalpur.


Sheikh Hasina extended her thanks to the outgoing Brazilian Ambassador for further strengthening the bilateral relations of the two countries during her stay in Bangladesh.


About her government's step towards women's empowerment, the Prime Minister said the Awami League government first kept 30 percent reserved seats for women in the Union Council, 50 percent of the primary school teachers are women while there is also strong representation of women in the executive branch, judiciary and defense.


"Women represents around 50 percent of the country's overall population and they must have to come forward for the sake of the country," added the Prime Minister.


The Brazilian Ambassador also expressed her deep shock at the death of Bangladesh ambassador to Brazil Md Mijarul Quayes.


PM's Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury was present on the occasion.


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