Dhaka, Mar 27 (UNB) - Bangladesh is participatingin the prestigious ‘Fashion World Tokyo-2019’ at Tokyo Big Sight.
Thefair started on Wednesday and will continue until March 29, the embassy said in a statement.
Ambassador Rabab Fatima visited the Bangladesh pavilion and interacted with entrepreneurs.Thirteen apparel and leather companies from Bangladesh joined the exhibition.
The Bangladesh embassy, Ministry of Commerce (MoC), and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) are providing support to the participating businesses.
A seminar on ‘Recent Developments of Bangladeshi Apparel Industry’ was organised by Bangladesh embassy in collaboration of MoC and EPB at the same venue.
It was supported by Japan External Trade Organization, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Japan-Bangladesh Committee for Commercial and Economic Co-operation of The Japan and Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Japan Textile Importers Association.
More than 130 buyers and representatives of Japanese companies took part in the seminar.
“Bangladesh is the second-largest garments exporter in the world, and Japan is our number one destination for garments products in Asia,” Ambassador Fatima said in her speech. “Knitwear is currently our number one export item to Japan.”
She said Bangladesh’s apparels grew by 34 percent in 2018 – the highest in Japanese market. The ambassador said the event was the “perfect business matching opportunity” for both Japanese buyers and Bangladeshi companies.
Director of Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry Yasujiro Miyake; Industrial Development Officer of UNIDOIkue Toshinaga; President of Maruhisa Co Ltd Masahiro Hiraishi;and Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Bangladesh Mohammad Hasan Arif also spoke at the seminar.
Dhaka, Mar 27 (UNB) – South Africa will carry out its diplomatic relations with Bangladesh from its Mission in New Delhi from April 1.
Robina P Marks, the South African high commissioner to Sri Lanka and concurrently accredited to Bangladesh, conveyed the decision when she made a farewell call on Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at the latter’s office on Monday.
They discussed the forthcoming Foreign Office Consultation scheduled for May. Both sides agreed to sustain cooperation in different multilateral platforms, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Momen said he was satisfied with the existing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and South Africa.
He also highlighted huge investment opportunities in various Bangladeshi sectors and suggested that a South African business delegation could visit the country to explore the trade and investment opportunities.
Marks said the Bangladesh-South Africa relationship is “warm, ancient and pragmatic”.
She appreciated the unprecedented humanitarian gesture of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for providing shelter to more than one million Rohingyas, forcibly displaced from their homeland in Myanmar.
The high commissioner said South Africa is considering the possibility of opening a Consulate in Dhaka in near future.
Dhaka, Mar 27 (UNB)— A 100-member Bangladesh youth delegation will embark on a seven-day visit to neighbouring India from Thursday.
They will visit cultural and historical sites, and business centres. They will also interact with Indian youths at educational, business, IT and technological institutions.
The Indian High Commission organised a flag-off ceremony in Dhaka for the delegation on Wednesday.
Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury attended the event as the chief guest. High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das addressed the delegation.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, captain of Bangladesh’s ODI team and Member of Parliament, attended the event as the special invitee.
This year marks the seventh year of the Bangladesh Youth Delegation’s visit to India, according to the High Commission. The first such visit took place in 2012.
Members of the 2019 delegation include 40 women and 60 men, drawn from different regions of the country with diverse backgrounds. They comprise of doctors, artists, sportspersons, journalists, engineers, models, radio jockeys, humanities and science students, social workers, among others.
Dhaka, Mar 26 (UNB) – A four-day annual Thai trade fair “Top Thai Brands” begins at the Grand Ballroom of Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel on Wednesday.
The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) of Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, is organising the fair to strengthen trade relations between Bangladesh and Thailand.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi will inaugurate the fair that will end on March 30.
The first day is set for trade visitors and the other three days are open for all from 10am to 8pm every day.
Major categories of products and services to be displayed at the fair comprise of beverage, baby products, decorative items, electric appliance, food, fresh fruits, footwear, hardware, house ware, health and beauty products, herbal products, jewellery, leather products, motorbike parts, stationery and textile.
Dhaka, Mar 26 (UNB) - The Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo celebrated the Independence and National Day in a befitting manner on Tuesday.
At the beginning of the programme, Ambassador Rabab Fatima hoisted the national flag on the embassy premises in the morning with the singing of national anthem.
She stood in solemn silence for a minute as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the Liberation War martyrs, the embassy said in a statement.
A special prayer was offered seeking prosperity of Bangladesh. Besides, special supplements were published by local dailies, marking the day.
Later at a Tokyo hotel, the National Day reception was held where Japanese ministers, diet members, Ambassadors, leading business leaders, thinktanks, civil society representatives and expatriate Bangladesh community members joined.
Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe graced the occasion as chief guest and Ichiro Tsukada, State Minister for MLIT read out the message of Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Japan, who is also the President of Japan-Bangladesh Parliamentary Friendship League.
Among others, Yoshitaka Sakurada, Minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Minoru Kiuchi, State Minister of the Environment, Yasutoshi Nishimura, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary were also present.
Bangladesh and Japan’s national anthems were performed on violin.
Ambassador Fatima paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the martyrs of Liberation war and freedom fighters.