A 4-member delegation from Enterprise Armenia led by Narek Teryan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Armenia visited DCCI and had an interactive meeting with Ashraf Ahmed, President, DCCI and members of the board of directors on February 8, 2024.
During the meeting DCCI President Ashraf Ahmed said that a large number of Bangladeshi skilled workforce especially of the IT and infrastructure sectors have been working in the Middle East and Southeast Asia successfully. Armenia can also explore our skilled manpower of these sectors from Bangladesh. He also said that Bangladesh in recent past has been doing very well in the IT sector and our IT professionals can be a potential resource for Armenia as well. In comparison with Armenia, in terms of population, Bangladesh possesses a large consumer base for any product. He later invited the Armenian investors to invest here to reap the benefit of our demographic dividend. He also said that discussions may be held at G2G level between these two friendly countries to find out the possibilities of signing FTA or PTA. Moreover, to increase the bilateral trade and investment both-way investment of banking sector may usher a new window of opportunities, he added.
Narek Teryan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Armenia said that for their future large infrastructure projects they may need a large number of manpower for infrastructure sector. He also appreciated the recent progress of Bangladesh’s IT sector and expressed their interest to recruiting skilled IT professional from Bangladesh. He also said that establishing joint Chambers would foster bilateral trade and investment more. He informed that Armenia has already FTAs with CIS countries, Vietnam, Singapore and Serbia and CEPA with EU. Bangladesh can reap the benefit out of it, he added. Later he termed High-tech & IT, smart agriculture, food processing, tourism, textile, pharmaceuticals and shoes as the most potential sectors for Bangladeshi investors in Armenia.
DCCI Senior Vice President Malik Talha Ismail Bari and Vice President Md. Junaed Ibna Ali were present during the meeting.
Published on: 2024-02-01