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Sheikh Fazle Fahim elected president of D8 CCI

Staff Correspondent

6 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Sheikh Fazle Fahim elected president of D8 CCI

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Sheikh Fazle Fahim was elected president of Developing 8 Chamber of Commerce and Industry (D8 CCI) for the term of 2021-2023 at the D8 Business Forum.

Sheikh Fahim officially assumed the role of president at the virtual D-8 Business Forum on the sideline of the D8 Summit 2021 on Monday.

The forum was organised by the FBCCI in partnership with D8 CCI and Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), said a press release.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen was present as the chief guest on the occasion. 

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi,  State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, Secretary General of D-8 Ambassador Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, Minister of Trade of Turkey Ruhsar Pekcan, Deputy Minister of Trade of Indonesia Jerry Sambuaga, President of TOBB and previous president of D8 CCI Rifat Hisarciklioğlu, Founder SBK Tech Ventures and SBK Foundation Sonia Bashir Kabir, and Director of Institute of Business Administration and Asian Center for Development Dr Syed Ferhat Anwar were present as the special guests.

Congratulating Sheikh Fahim on his new role, Dr A K Abdul Momen said, “I believe D8 CCI, under the leadership of Sheikh Fahim, will aid intra-trade, investment opportunities and collaboration among D8 member states to facilitate overall economic growth and development.”

"The Government of Bangladesh along with D8 CCI, under the leadership of the new president, can overcome the challenges imposed by Covid 19 which are affecting all the D8 nations," commented Tipu Munshi. 

He also stated that together, we will work towards enhancing trade, investments, entrepreneurship, tourism, strengthen MSMEs and other businesses among member states.

Sheikh Fahim said, “We are committed to improving connectivity and trade relations among our nations and reach the goal of high economic growth and prosperity."

"We reach out to our D8 members for support wherever applicable and look forward to our future engagements to drive impact among member states," he added.

In addition, Md Shahriar Alam said, “The Government of Bangladesh is ready to provide full support to the D8 CCI and Sheikh Fahim in sharing this important responsibility of boosting economic and social cooperation among member states.”