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Brazilian envoy upbeat about trade with Bangladesh

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Brazilian envoy upbeat about trade with Bangladesh
Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara De Oliveira Junior receives a crest from Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) President Mahbubul Alam at a view-exchange meeting at a hotel in the port city on Saturday.

CHATTOGRAM: Brazilian Ambassador Joao Tabajara De Oliveira Junior said there are huge potentials of expanding bilateral trade and commerce between Bangladesh and Brazil.

He said this while exchanging views with Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president Mahbubul Alam at a hotel in the port city on Saturday night. 

Pointing out that Bangladeshi products are not well-known in the Brazilian market, the envoy stressed on taking effective steps for mutual exchange of information and improving relationships between the two countries.

He sought all out cooperation from the CCCI in this connection.

The ambassador said Bangladesh had trade and commerce with the Rio De Janeiro Port of Brazil around 500 years ago.

Three leading Brazilian businessmen have shown business interest with the Bangladeshi businessmen, the ambassador informed adding that he would bring them to Bangladesh on his own initiative.

He assured all out cooperation from his side for visit of Bangladeshi trade delegation to Brazil.

CCCI president Mahbubul Alam in his speech said despite having the potential of exporting many Bangladeshi products, including pharmaceutical product and RMG, to Brazil, it cannot be possible due to lack of direct business channels.

Both countries can benefit greatly from import-export trade through establishment of direct business channels instead of using third country, said Mahbubul.

He sought cooperation of the ambassador in this regard and called upon the governments of the both countries to take effective measures in this regard.

Emphasising on strengthening the relationships between the businessmen of the both countries, Mahbubul expected Brazilian investment in the under-construction Economic Zone in Mirsarai.

The ambassador’s wife Sandra Esteves De Endrade, Novo Group managing director Syed Mostafizur Rahman, manager Ashrafuzzaman Chowdhury and Bhatiari Golf Club CEO Lt. Col. Md Toufiqul Islam were present at the meeting, among others.