Bangladesh has shown interest to import sugar, wheat and soybean oil from Brazil.
The interest was conveyed to newly-appointed Ambassador of Brazil to Bangladesh Paulo Fernando Dias Feres when he met Shahriar Alam, state minister for foreign affairs, on Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.
They discussed the possibility of investing in the fields of high breed cows, poultry, poultry feed and fisheries in Bangladesh, according to UNB.
The state minister also expressed hope that Brazil would facilitate Bangladesh’s initiative to have preferential trade agreement with the MERCOSUR countries.
The Brazilian envoy said that during his tenure he would like to work on introducing Bangladesh better to the Brazilians, work intensely to strengthening people-to-people and business-to-business contacts and widen trade relations with Bangladesh.
Ambassador Feres appreciated Bangladesh’s economic strides in the last one decade.
Referring to his recent visit to Brazil, Shahriar thanked the Brazilian government for concluding visa exemption agreement for diplomatic and official passports holders and MoUs between Foreign Service Academy and Bangladesh and Rio Branco Institute of Brazil.
He also mentioned that three business MoUs with the apex Chambers in Brazil were important step stone towards a greater commercial cooperation between the two friendly countries.
Shahriar congratulated him on the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Brazil.
He also congratulated the newly elected President of Brazil Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva on his remarkable victory.
The state minister said Bangladesh looks forward to working with the new administration to further strengthening its political and trade relations.
The ambassador expressed his country’s keen interest to work with Bangladesh closely on the issues of mutual benefits in the bilateral and multilateral forums.