On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh-Thailand diplomatic relations, Thai Foreign Ministry organizes a seminar on trade and investment

16 September 2022, Bangkok:

On the occasion of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Thailand, a “Seminar on Trade and Investment Opportunities” was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand today. Mr. Sarun Charoensuwan, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Thai Foreign Ministry and Ms. Maleka Parveen, ndc, Chargé d’Affaires of the Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok gave welcome and special remarks respectively at the seminar held at the Foreign Office of Thailand.

Mr. Sarun in his speech spoke high about the socio-economic development of Bangladesh. He said that under the sustainable economic development model of Bangladesh and the Bio-Circular-Green Economy model of Thailand, there are ample opportunities to increase economic cooperation between the two countries. At the beginning of her speech, Ms. Maleka Parveen paid her deepest tribute to the memory of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and said that Thailand is one of the Southeast Asian countries that recognized Bangladesh immediately after her independence. She stressed on the importance of exchange of business delegation between the two countries. She hoped that through this seminar, the businessmen and investors of the two countries will have an opportunity to learn more about the sector-based benefits and opportunities provided by the governments of both countries. 

In the seminar, held in four sessions, the speakers shed light on the trade relations between the two countries, the opportunities and possibilities in trade and investment in Bangladesh, and the future plans to strengthen trade relations between Bangladesh and Thailand. Representatives from Academia, Board of Investment of Thailand, Thai investors to Bangladesh, Thai Halal Food Manufacturers and Exporters Association and representatives of Thai public and private sectors participated in the event. On the invitation of the Thai Foreign Ministry, Mr. Md. Ariful Haque, Director of International Investment Development Division, BIDA joined the session virtually. He focused on the investment opportunities and prospects for Thai investors in Bangladesh and so on.

The event was well attended by senior officials of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok, relevant stakeholders from Thai public and private sectors, and students of the Islamic University of Thailand.