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Rushanara Ali, MP, trade envoy to British Prime Minister’s for Bangladesh is likely to arrive here on Saturday night to discuss on how trade and investment ties between the two countries can be strengthened further, confirm a Foreign Ministry official source on Thursday while talking to Bangladesh Post.
During her visit the trade envoy will meet members of the British business community in Bangladesh, industry and business leaders, political leaders and senior members of the Government.
The cross-party trade envoy programme was established in 2012 to build bilateral trade relationships and help drive economic growth in countries identified as key markets for the UK.
The two-way trade between Bangladesh and the UK stands at £2.3m, officials said adding that the UK has strong business interests in Bangladesh as it remains the largest foreign investor.
Over 100 British companies are operating in sectors like retail, banking, energy, infrastructure, consultancy and education with main centres of operation in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet.
The UK is also the third single largest destination for exports from Bangladesh.
A trade delegation of 9 UK rail companies, led by Rushanara Ali, MP, visited Bangladesh in September last, showcasing UK expertise in the rail sector.