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2024-04-09 13:05:19 BdST

Brazil can import RMG products directly from Bangladesh: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon Brazil to import directly Readymade Garment (RMG) products from Bangladesh.

"RMG goods from Bangladesh have been being exported to Brazil on a limited scale through the third party. It will be more affordable for Brazil if the country directly imports RMG items from Bangladesh," she said.

The premier came up with the remarks while a delegation of Brazil led by its Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira paid a courtesy call on her at her office in Dhaka on Monday morning.

PM's Speech Writer M Nazrul Islam briefed the newsmen after the meeting.

Stressing the need for ensuring trade balance between Bangladesh and Brazil, Sheikh Hasina said the trade balance between the two countries has highly tilted to Brazil.

“Brazil can import more products including jute and jute goods and leather items from Bangladesh to make sure the trade balance between the two countries,” she continued.

The prime minister said Bangladesh mainly imports sugar, soyabin oil and cotton from Brazil.

"There are huge scopes to increase bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Brazil," she said.

Sheikh Hasina has also stressed the need for enhancing the existing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Brazil.

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