Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent high quality Bangladeshi mangoes for King Yang Di Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and Prime Minister Ismail Sabri as gift. Read: PM Hasina sends mangoes to Indian President, PM as gift On behalf of the King and Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Istana Negara and the officials of the Prime Minister's Office received the mangoes respectively. Under the supervision of Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, 1,000 kgs of mangoes were also sent to the ministers of various important ministries, heads of political parties, high-ranking government officials, businesspeople, media personnel, heads, and deputy heads of various diplomatic missions. The gift from the Prime Minister is a manifestation of the existing brotherly relations between Bangladesh and Malaysia, said the High Commission. The High Commission hoped that this initiative will further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries as well as help in promoting Bangladeshi mangoes and agricultural products as a potential item in Malaysia.
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) President Md. Jashim Uddin has laid emphasis on doing more market research and evaluation on export diversification to deal with the Malaysian market. He made the suggestion when Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BMCCI) President Raquib Mohammad Fakhrul along with the Board of Directors met him at his office. The BMCCI President submitted some important points in a memorandum to the FBCCI President for consideration. Also read: Bangladesh to gain new commercial facilities post-LDC graduation: FBCCI He proposed to undertake an initiative to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia by ensuring Bangladesh’s interest which has been a long pending issue. He also talked about promoting relocation of Malaysian sun-set Industries to Bangladesh, to make close connectivity between Chattogram and Penang Port; to organize events on Trade & Investment opportunity in Bangladesh on a regular basis. The FBCCI President assured of providing all possible support for development of trade and investment opportunities between Bangladesh and Malaysia. He thanked the BMCCI leaders for their appreciable role in promoting bi-lateral relationships between the two countries. Also read: Bengal Group’s Jashim Uddin elected FBCCI president He proposed to sitting again together with FBCCI, BMCCI and other concern stakeholders with all required data to discuss more and precisely on proposed FTA between Bangladesh and Malaysia. FBCCI Vice President Md. Habib Ullah Dawn, Director Syed Moazzem Hossain and Director Syed Almas Kabir took part enthusiastically.