Bangladesh and Vietnam businessmen discussed opportunities for trade between two countries in the global apparel market through working together.
A Vietnamese garment sector delegation led by Ambassador of Vietnam to Bangladesh Pham Viet Chien called on President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Faruque Hassan on Wednesday.
BGMEA director Rajiv Chowdhury and Urmi Group chairman Ashfaque Ahmed were also present at the meeting.
The visit was a step towards promoting business-to-business connection and cooperation in the garment sector in order to tap into trade potential between two Asian countries.
The discussions covered a range of topics including global apparel business trends, current challenges and potential of trade and investment.
The meeting also discussed opportunities that have been created in the global apparel market and avenues of working together to make use of them.
BGMEA president Faruque Hassan said, “Bangladesh and Vietnam are two major players in the global apparel market, and the scope is huge for us to complement each other for deriving two-way trade benefits.”
“To do so, it’s very important to connect businesses of two countries so that they can explore trade opportunities and seize them,” BGMEA chief added.
Both sides expressed willingness to arrange more visits and meetings between businesses of Bangladesh and Vietnam to strengthen trade ties in the coming days.