Belgium wants to invest in Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent

14 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Belgium plans to send a trade delegation to Bangladesh later this year to explore the trade and investment opportunities in the country’s potential sectors.

The new Belgian Ambassador to Bangladesh, with residence in New Delhi, Francois Delhaye informed this at a meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen at foreign ministry office in Dhaka on Wednesday, said a ministry press release.

During the meeting, Foreign Minister Momen briefed the ambassador about the huge socio-economic developments that took place in Bangladesh particularly during the last one decade under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

  The foreign minister requested the Belgian ambassador for his country’s partnership with Bangladesh’s journey towards a middle income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041 in line with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Vision 2021 and Vision 2041.

Dr. Momen also highlighted the country’s huge working-age people, a demographic dividend, and attractive packages that are on offer for foreign direct investments (FDI).

Belgian ambassador informed the foreign minister about Belgian company Jan De Nul’s entering into concession agreement with the government for dredging of Payra Port.

 Rohingya issue figured high on the agenda as Foreign Minister Momen asked Belgium to continue to play a leadership role in the European Union and the UN Security Council as Belgium has been elected as non-permanent member of the UNSC for the term 2019-2020 to mount pressure on Myanmar for sustainable solution to the crisis including creating congenial environment for their safe and dignified return at the earliest.