He also said Bangladesh’s RMG industries were doing well as they are exporting more than $3 billion in products every month
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s efforts have helped Bangladesh regain 40% of the readymade garment (RMG) export orders that were cancelled due to Covid-19, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Monday.
“The prime minister spoke with her counterparts from different countries to ensure that they do not break our export supply chain,” he said while inaugurating a month-long art exhibition titled “Art Against Corona” at Shilpakala Academy.
He said the country’s RMG industries are currently doing well as the sector is exporting more than $3 billion worth of products every month.
Dr Momen also said Bangladesh has achieved the highest GDP growth among all Asian counties during the pandemic period.
He said World Bank and IMF had predicted that no country would be able to maintain GDP growth more than 3.38% amid the pandemic but Bangladesh achieved 5.2%.
“It’s a huge success,” the foreign minister said.
He further said Dhaka had requested all friendly nations to provide support, including food and medical treatment, to expatriate Bangladeshis residing in their respective countries when the novel coronavirus broke out.
“They accepted our request and extended support to our expatriates,” he added.
Dr Momen said the Foreign Ministry also sent money to the Bangladesh foreign missions to assist expatriate Bangladeshis, while the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry took special measures to support families of expatriates.
State minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid spoke as special guest while Shilpakala Academy Director General Liakat Ali Lucky served as chair.