Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior on Sunday said his country is keen to strengthen its trade relations with Bangladesh.
The Brazilian envoy was delivering speech at a two-day business seminar in the capital on Sunday.The Brazilian Renderers Association (ABRA) organised the programme in cooperation with the Brazil Embassy in Dhaka.
This was the first time that a Brazilian business mission arranged a seminar in Dhaka to enhance cooperation between poultry industries of both the countries.
On the occasion, a 14-member Brazilian business mission arrived in Dhaka on Saturday. The team will leave for home on Monday.
The delegation included Charbel Syrio, Andrew Kidd, Evelyne Faccio, Paul Antoine Croize, Alexandre Ferreira, and Marcelo Klein, among others.
Joao said, “Since I arrived, one year ago, things started moving between Brazil and Bangladesh.”
The ambassador said he just became aware that a group of Bengali businessmen are working on establishment of a Bangladesh-Brazil Chamber of Commerce (BBCC).The Brazilian envoy said everyone involved in Brazil and Bangladesh agrees that direct trade and direct contact between the private sectors is the first step to increase exchange relations.
This will also overcome the growing cost of trade and price manipulations of intermediaries, he said.
Joao said it seems now that Brazil wants and needs to discover Bangladesh and its potentials and vice versa.
“I am sure that talks, exchanges and contacts to be established during this seminar will become fruitful and generate long lasting partnerships,” he added.