Want to increase trade between Bangladesh and Spain: Prime Minister


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized on the need to strengthen trade between Bangladesh and Spain for mutual benefits. He said, we want to increase the business between Bangladesh and Spain.

The Prime Minister said this when Spanish Ambassador Gabriel Maria Cistiaga Ochoa de Chinchetru paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Thursday (July 4).

Prime Minister’s Press Secretary. Naemul Islam Khan briefed the journalists after the meeting.

Naemul Islam Khan said that the Prime Minister called upon the Spanish Ambassador to take initiatives to increase his country’s investment in Bangladesh.

In this context, the Prime Minister said that his government is establishing about 100 special economic zones in Bangladesh.

Sheikh Hasina also said that Spanish investors can also invest there. Because we expect more investment from Spain.

Meanwhile, the prime minister sought Spain’s support after Bangladesh’s LDC transition.

The Prime Minister’s Press Secretary said the meeting also informed that there will be talks for a partnership agreement between the two countries – which will begin next September.

About 60,000 (Bangladeshis) currently live in Spain.

The Prime Minister urged Spain to take more Bangladeshis, especially from the IT sector.

The ambassador of Spain said that at present his country only imports ready-made garments (RMG) from Bangladesh and Spain has investments in the cement sector of Bangladesh.

He praised the budget of Bangladesh for the current financial year and said that the government has given importance to education and social safety net.

“It is very important for us,” added Maria Sistiaga. Your increased interest and allocation in social safety net has also matched our country.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina thanked the Spanish Prime Minister for inviting her to visit Spain through the ambassador.

Ambassador at Large Mohammad Ziaudin and Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister. Tofazzal Hossain Mia was present on the occasion.

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