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USCC chamber to create new opportunities for US firms in Bangladesh

Published : Friday, 9 April, 2021 at 12:00 AM  Count : 39

The US Chamber of Commerce (USCC) has showed its confidence to create new opportunities for US companies in Bangladesh while launching US-Bangladesh Business Council recently on focusing to strengthen the bilateral commercial partnership between the two nations.
"The United States is one of Bangladesh's most important trading partners, and over the past decade we've seen an impressive growth trajectory that we are confident will create new opportunities for US companies," USCC's executive vice president and head of international affairs Myron Brilliant said.
He made the remarks at the launching ceremony of US-Bangladesh Business Council formed to serve as a platform for American businesses to engage both governments and promote opportunities for business to drive mutually beneficial economic growth, a press release said on Wednesday.
Myron said launching of the US-Bangladesh Business Council reflects the US Chamber of Commerce's commitment to advance efforts to deepen trade and investment ties between the two countries.
"We believe the Council will serve as the premier bridge between business and government leaders in both countries," he said.
US Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for South Asia Nisha Biswal will lead the U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council.
Biswal, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs under President Barack Obama, said Bangladesh has seen tremendous growth and so too has its partnership with the United States under the leadership of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
"The US-Bangladesh business Council will work to strengthen trade and investment between our two countries, promote transparency, inclusion and market-based reforms so that we can ensure that the coming decades continue to build prosperity and opportunity for the people of Bangladesh," he said.
The Council will be guided by a newly constituted US-Bangladesh Business Council Board of Directors that includes Vice President (Business Development) of Chevron Jay R. Pryor, Senior Vice President of MetLife Elena Butarova, Public Policy Director of APAC Emerging Countries, Facebook, Rafael Frankel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Excelerate Energy Steven Kobos, Senior Vice President of Global Government Engagement, Visa Ambassador Demetrios Marantis,
President of General Electric South Asia Mahesh Palashikar and Head of South Asia of US Soybean Export Council Kevin Roepke.
The Council was launched with featured inaugural remarks of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as well as special addresses by Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, US Department of State Senior Official for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Ambassador Marcia Bernicat, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller and Bangladesh Ambassador to US M Shahidul Islam.    -BSS

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