“Half of their total import, which is about $300 million, constitutes jute from Bangladesh,” the Turkish ambassador to Dhaka said at a meeting with DCCI President Rizwan Rahman at DCCI office in the city.
Turan said that some of the important potential areas where Turkish companies could invest or collaborate jointly include agro-industry, light engineering, pharmaceuticals, ICT, ship building, energy, and household appliances.
“We want to rebrand Turkey in Bangladesh,” he said adding the bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Turkey did not decline much despite the pandemic.
“The total trade volume of both the countries in 2019-20 was $686.88 million which does not reflect the actual trade potential of these two friendly countries,” he said, reiterating that more interaction and communication among the Turkish business bodies and Bangladeshi business community will enhance bilateral trade volume in the future.
DCCI’s Senior Vice President NKA Mobin, Vice President Monowar Hossain and Commercial Counsellor of Turkish Embassy Kenan Kalayci were also present during the meeting.