Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan stressed the need for non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) engagement in the development of Bangladesh.
He also said that NRBs can play a significant role in shaping the financial, social and economic conditions of the country, said a press release.
BGMEA Director Abdullah Hil Rakib was also present at the meeting.
Faruque Hassan said that many NRBs are well-established businessmen having huge investment in their countries of residence, while many hold influential positions in governments as politicians and members of parliaments.
Avenues should be created in an effective way to allow them to contribute to the development of Bangladesh, he added.
He sought the cooperation of Consul General Nayem Uddin Ahmed in paving ways for NRBs living in Canada so that they can promote the interests of Bangladesh, including projecting Bangladesh positively abroad.
The BGMEA President expressed thanks to the government of Bangladesh for setting up a state-of-the-art office of the Consulate General in Toronto as it would be helpful to showcase “Made in Bangladesh” products including apparel and attracting potential foreign investors through the office.