Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi urged energy-rich Brunei to invest in Bangladesh by taking advantage of facilities that the country offers to foreign investors.
“Bangladesh can be the right place for investment. My request will be to invest in Bangladesh,” he said.
He revealed it while speaking as the chief guest at a business meeting with Brunei’s Finance Minister Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Abdullah on Sunday in the capital, UNB reported.
He also mentioned countries like India and China where Bangladesh has the opportunity to export whatever it wants apart from its own market of 170 million people.
Issues related to trade and investment, recruitment of skilled workers from Bangladesh, and using port facilities were discussed in the meeting.
Brunei Finance Minister Dr Amin said the two countries have the opportunity to work together on trade and investment fronts and explore opportunities to create a regional hub in terms of transportation.
“We are expanding our seaports at the moment,” he added.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Brunei Halal Foods in Bangladesh was also signed at the meeting.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam also spoke at the meeting while the President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Md Jashim Uddin chaired the event.