On the occasion of the official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh H.E. Dr. A K Abdul Momen to Greece, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in collaboration with the Embassy of Bangladesh in Athens organized a presentation on the Bangladeshi economy as well as a discussion of the country’s business opportunities on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 3:00 pm at the head office of ACCI in Athens.
This business seminar on Bangladesh in Athens was attended by the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. Μomen, the President of the ACCI Constantinos Michalos, the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Greece Md. Jashim Uddin, Member of the Board of Directors of the Enterprise Greece Dimitrios Kourkoulas, Anastasios Memos B5 Director of Economic Relations, GIBA’s Members of the Board of Directors Anthony Papadopoulos and James Mimikos, and other representatives from various business sectors in Greece.
H.E. Dr. A K Abdul Momen enthusiastically spoke on the country’s positive development dynamics, its people, opportunities and profitability for foreign investment in the country. Building on a high growth rate remains a key policy initiative for the country. He mentioned specific sectors for cooperation including energy, technology, shipping, pharmaceuticals, and tourism. He said that foreign investors make substantial profits and that Greek companies should come and speak with the companies already operating there.
While addressing the Greek business community, Foreign Minister Dr. Momen apprised them of the prevailing business-friendly environment in Bangladesh and invited them to visit Bangladesh and explore the opportunities of the country. Dr. Momen flagged the attractive investment package, infrastructure, and political stability in Bangladesh as some of the key points to consider for taking investment decisions.
Foreign Minister pointed out that with the investment packages offered by Bangladesh, investors can expect to make profits, and create employment opportunities in Bangladesh, thus having the win-win scenario. He viewed that Greek businesses can comfortably build partnerships with their Bangladeshi counterparts. Foreign Minister also suggested that Greek importers explore the options of importing Bangladeshi art products which are so far not known to Greek consumers. Dr. Momen sought investment, either direct or in the form of joint ventures in tourism, shipping, hospitality industry, renewable energy, waste management, etc.
The business opportunities in Bangladesh were also highlighted by the President of the ACCI Mr. Constantinos Michalos, the Member of the Board of Directors of the Enterprise Greece Dimitrios Kourkoulas, the B5 Director of Economic Relations Anastasios Memos, and the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Greece Md. Jashim Uddin, who underlined the reasons to seriously consider Bangladesh as the next investment destination. Read Mr. Konstantinos Michalos speech HERE (in Greek)
Foreign Minister Dr. Momen expressed his warm and grateful feelings for Greece as a country which was one of the first to recognize the newly independent state of Bangladesh in 1972.
Cover photo: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh Dr. Abul Kalam Abdul Momen (Center) with the President of the ACCI Constantine Michalos (Left) and the Ambassador of Bangladesh n Athens Mr. Md. Jashim Uddin at the head office of ACCI. in Athens.