AmCham welcomes visiting US-Bangladesh Business Council delegation

AmCham Bangladesh has been promoting economic cooperation between the US and Bangladesh since its inception through various activities engaging public and private sectors from both these friendly nations

The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) organized a  welcome reception in honour of visiting US-Bangladesh Business Council delegation at the Westin Hotel Dhaka. 

The Vice President of AmCham and Country Manager of Mastercard, Bangladesh Syed Mohammad Kamal presided over the program, reads a press release. 

AmCham Bangladesh has been promoting economic cooperation between the US and Bangladesh since its inception through various activities engaging public and private sectors from both these friendly nations. 

The US Chamber of Commerce launched last year the US-Bangladesh Business Council (USBBC), a testament to the growing interest in sustaining high-level ties between US private sector and Bangladesh. 

To set the stage for the next decades of bilateral partnership, the visiting executive business delegation led by Jay R  Pryor, board chair of USBBC and vice president for Business Development of Chevron accompanied by other board of directors and Sidhanta Mehra, director, US-Bangladesh Business Council, US Chamber of Commerce. 

The delegation included representatives from the US Soybean Export Council, General Electric, Mastercard, Visa, MetLife, Excelerate Energy, Meta, Abbott, American Tower, Anchorless Bangladesh, Bell, Cytiva, Drinkwell, Exxonmobil, HSBC, Uber and other members of US Chamber of Commerce and Bangladesh Mission in the United States. 

This welcome reception for the visiting US-Bangladesh Business Council delegation followed by dinner was attended by former AmCham presidents and executive committee members to strengthen the US-Bangladesh economic corridor, unlock the potential of its bilateral trade, highlight ways to support incumbent and new investors, and target an ambitious growth agenda that showcases new areas of cooperation between the two countries in advancing the goal towards engaging in the Indo-Pacific. 

The US-Bangladesh relationship is anchored in shared values and strong people-to-people ties and strong economic relations. Partnerships are critical and AmCham values the mutual cooperation since the US is the single largest market for Bangladeshi goods in the world, and still, the most significant contributor to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh in different sectors and AmCham hopes more cooperation may attract more investment in diversified segments and contribute to Bangladesh’s migration to a developing nation. 

A good number of AmCham members and other distinguished guests attended the event and exchanged their ideas with the visiting business delegation on the occasion. 

Executive Committee member from Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Mohsina Yasmin spoke on the occasion while Director of  Bangladesh Bank and Former President of AmCham Aftab Ul Islam delivered the closing remarks.

Also spoke former AmCham President Md Nurul Islam and Executive Committee member of AmCham and Citi Country Officer, Bangladesh N Rajashekaran offered the vote of thanks, especially to the visiting USBBC business delegation, wishing them all the best going forward. 


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