Bangladesh sought two years of duty-free access to Bangladesh’s garment industry to the United States


Considering the current covid-19 circumstances, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh A. K. Abdul Momen called for providing duty free access to the Bangladesh’s garment industry to the US market for the next two years.  

 Foreign minister A. K. Abdul Momen  urged this, when Last day evening talking over the phone with Deputy National Security Adviser and assistant of United state President Donald Trump Mr. Matthew Pottinger. Momen expected that due to covid-19 situation United States buyer will not cancel their order of the garments sector.  

At that time, this assistant of united state President Donald Trump Mr. Matthew Pottinger praised Bangladesh’s role in tackling the situation caused by COVID-19. He also said that the United States will continue to support in this regard. He also expressed his gratitude to Bangladesh for providing shelter to the Rohingyas of Myanmar floating in the sea. 

The Foreign Minister also requested the United States to provide special allocation for Bangladesh to ensure food security in the country due to the Corona situation. Remembering the good investment environment in Bangladesh economic zone, he called on the United States to increase investment in Bangladesh. Momen, He also suggested that the establishment of several of the country’s 100 economic zones as US economic zones.

The Foreign Minister mentioned that PPE and face masks are now being manufactured in Bangladesh factories and the United States will be able to import more of these medical supplies from Bangladesh if needed. The Foreign Minister requested that Bangladeshi medicines be imported to the United States.

Meanwhile, the White House spokesperson thanked the Prime Minister on behalf of President Trump in response to a letter sent by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary.


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