Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed called on Qatari businessmen and investors to invest in Bangladesh.
This came during the “Potential of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh Forum” which kicked off on Monday at St. Regis Hotel with the participation of the Qatar Chamber (QC), Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA)and Qatar Financial Centre (QFC).
Sheikh Hasina stressed the strong relations between her country and the State of Qatar, expressing her aspiration for further development in relations during the coming years.
She indicated that her country offers tremendous incentives and facilities for investors, affirming the strong performance of the Bangladeshi economy and the significant growth of the GDP despite the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy.
On his part, QBA Chairman HE Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani said that Qatar and Bangladesh are bound by close relations for long years, noting that the forum represented an opportunity to learn about the investment opportunities available in Bangladesh.
HE also stressed that Qatari businessmen are keen to enhance the investment and partnership relations with companies in the countries with which we have extended and strong relations, indicating that the agricultural and tourism industry sectors are always a priority for Qataris.
For his part, QC board member Dr Khaled bin Klefeekh Al Hajri said that holding such forums represents a good opportunity to strengthen relations between the private sector in the two friendly countries, noting that it reviewed the investment incentives in Bangladesh and the developments taking place in its economy.
He noted that industry, agriculture, and tourism sectors are promising sectors that offer mega investment opportunities in Bangladesh.
QC board member Khaled bin Jabor Al Kuwari stressed the Chamber’s keenness to enhance cooperation relations and develop the trade exchange between Qatar and Bangladesh, noting that the coming period will witness more alliances and partnerships between Qatari companies and their counterparts from Bangladesh.
“The Qatari private sector is keen to invest in Bangladesh, especially that it offers plenty of investment incentives and facilities.” He added.
CEO of QFC Yousuf Mohamed Al Jaidah said that both countries are associated with strong relation, indicating that the QFC offers a host of investment incentives for foreign investors.