Desk Report: A delegation comprising high officials of the ministries of foreign affairs and trade and industry of the Singapore government paid a courtesy call on Acting President of BGMEA Syed Nazrul Islam at BGMEA’s PR office in Gulshan, Dhaka.
The delegation included Derek Loh, High Commissioner of Singapore to Bangladesh; Ms Sheela Pillai, Head of Mission, Singapore Consulate in Bangladesh, Nathanael Lee, Country Officer, South Asia; Ms Uma Muniandy, Deputy Director, Emerging Markets Division and Arjun Jayaraman, Assistant Director, Emerging Markets Division at the Ministry of Trade and Industry; Jayakrishnan Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, and Ms Audrey Tan, Director, Global Markets, Enterprise Singapore; and Lee Peng Gee, Vice President of PSA International PTE Ltd.
BGMEA Vice President Shahid Azim, Director Neela Hosne Ara, and Chair of BGMEA Standing Committee on Foreign Mission Cell Shams Mahmud were present on the occasion.
They had discussion on possible avenues of expanding trade between Singapore and Bangladesh. Both sides also discussed potential sectors of investment in Bangladesh.
The delegation also talked about support and collaboration in developing infrastructure and logistics, especially enhancing capabilities and efficiency of ports in Bangladesh to facilitate export-import.