National: Dr. Momen seeks outline of foreign trade and investment


Diplomatic Correspondent,, 2019-03-01
Dr. Momen seeks outline of foreign trade and investmentImage from article: Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen
DHAKA: Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen directed Bangladeshi ambassadors appointed abroad to give an outline of trade and investment the respective countries could make in the next three years.
Prioritizing economic diplomacy on the agenda, the minister sent a letter to all consulate chiefs working abroad, according to a release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday (March 1).
Bangladeshi expatriates are also encouraged to contribute to country’s economy as the country emphasizes on implementation of public diplomacy [JB emphasis], the release said.
Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen urged them for positive branding of Bangladesh in the way of focusing on country’s custom, culture, and heritage in various languages alongside Bangla and English.
Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen said active initiatives taken by the embassies are needed to implant electoral manifesto of current government though larger investment and acquisition of advanced technology.
To do this, continued sincere efforts are to be made to maintain good relations with global community, Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen also said.
Foreign investment could play a vital role to create adequate employment and uplift tourism sector. Having mentioned that, Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen instructed them to seek new markets for garment industries and pharmaceuticals to diversify export.
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