Published:  01:09 AM, 10 February 2019

Greece keen in food processing

The ambassador of Greece to Bangladesh Panos Kalogeropoulos has expressed his country's keen interest to work specially in the food processing, ship-building and renewable energy sectors of Bangladesh.

The Greek ambassador, based in New Delhi, expressed the interest when he met President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin at the country's apex trade body's office in the city on Friday.

FBCCI Senior Vice President Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Economic and Commercial Counselor of Greece Embassy Vassilis Skronias and Acting Secretary General of FBCCI Hussain Jamil, were present, among others. The Greek ambassador also invited the FBCCI leaders to participate in the trade fair to be held in Greece next September, said a press release.

According to the release, Greece is highly keen to boost the bilateral trade relations with Bangladesh. The meeting also emphasized on utilizing probable ways and means to expand the trade ties between the two countries.The existing bilateral trade might be diversified by active steps of both the countries.

The FBCCI President mentioned about the role of private sector in the fast-growing development activities of Bangladesh."FBCCI along with its member bodies is working with the government to ensure a conducive business atmosphere in the country," he added.The FBCCI president also invited the Greek businessmen to visit Bangladesh to develop the bilateral trade. He also expressed interest to send an FBCCI business delegation to Greece.

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