Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
Trade relations between Australia and Bangladesh are steadily increasing. The bilateral trade between the two countries reached $ 2.44 billion Australian dollars in the last one year, a report by the Australian High Commission of Dhaka said, reports Sarabangla.net.
In a message sent on Thursday (November 7th), Australian High Commissioner Julia Niblett met with Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on November 7th. In their meeting, they discussed what effective ways to increase trade between Australia and Bangladesh. The Commerce Minister told the High Commissioner that he was going to attend the Australia-Bangladesh trade conference in Sydney. The Bangladesh High Commission, Canberra and the Australia-Bangladesh Trade Council jointly organized the conference on November 13 to 15; which will help promote investment opportunities between the two countries.
Australian High Commissioner Julia Niblett said, “I am glad that Australia and Bangladesh are working together to boost trade. The bilateral trade between the two countries reached US $ 2.44 billion in the last one year. And there is ample opportunity to expand this trade”, reports Sarabangla.net.
Appreciating the role of women entrepreneurs, High Commissioner Niblet said, “The skills, intelligence and networking of women in Bangladesh are helping to enrich the business of this country.”
Bangladesh exports garments, leather products, shoes, processed foods and jute made products to Australia. And Australia mainly exports cotton for Bangladesh’s garment industry, dairy products, lentils, education and other services to Bangladesh.