Dhaka urges Irish buyers to keep RMG import deals
Foreign Minister Dr AKM Abdul Momen has requested the Irish buyers to keep continue their import contracts from ready-made garment (RMG) units of Bangladesh considering the dire consequence of economic fallout due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He made the request during a recent telephone conversation with Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Simon Coveney, a foreign ministry press release said on Wednesday.
Dr Momen expressed concern that many foreign buyers are showing irresponsible behavior by dishonoring their import contracts from Bangladesh amid Covid-19 that is adversely affecting 4 million RMG workers here most of whom are women.
The Bangladesh foreign minister also requested the Irish government to ease and facilitate visa procedure for Bangladeshi nationals.
He informed his Irish counterpart about the availability of a huge pool of IT experts in Bangladesh as high as 600,000 whose expertise could be used by Ireland.
The Irish foreign minister highly lauded Bangladesh's extraordinary generosity in hosting 1.1 million persecuted Rohingyas from Myanmar.