Bangladesh to export Halal meat, fruits to Malaysia

Bangladesh might start exporting halal meat, fruits and other agro products to Malaysia.

A high-level delegation of the Malaysian government today expressed keen interest to import halal meat, fruits and agri-products from Bangladesh.

The delegation led by Chief Minister of Perlis Province of Malaysia Dr Md Isa Bin Sabu expressed the interest during a call on Industries Minister Dilip Barua at his office here.

Industries Secretary KH Masud Siddiqui, Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Jamaluddin Sabeh and General Manager
of Perlis Marine Engineering Norsiake Bin Kassim were present.

The visiting delegation also said that they had already taken primary preparations for investing in the shipbuilding sector of Bangladesh.

Welcoming the willingness to invest in the shipbuilding industry, the minister said at present the country is building ships, which are being exported to many Scandinavian countries including Denmark.

He urged the Malaysian government to invest in various potential sectors including pharmaceuticals, information technology (IT) and agro-based industry for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

An excellent investment-friendly atmosphere is now prevailing in the country, he said adding Bangladesh could be a good destination for any investor.

Terming Bangladeshi people as very creative and talented, Dilip called upon the Malaysian government to recruit more Bangladeshi workers.

During the meeting, he requested the chief minister to help solve various problems of Bangladesh workers in Malaysia.

There is huge potentiality of improving trade relations between the two countries, Dr Isa said adding Malaysia wants to improve trade ties with Bangladesh.

He said he would share experiences of his Bangladesh visit and different potentials with the central government of Malaysia to enhance the bilateral trade relations.

DHAKA, Oct 30 (BSS)

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