The three-day US trade show begins in Dhaka today with a call by the James F Moriarty, the US Ambassador to Bangladesh to have a bilateral trade forum which will protect economic and trade interests of both countries. Dr. Dipu Moni, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh opened the show.
Dr. Dipu Moni said Bangladesh will discuss the proposal from the United States to sign a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). Or they will consider establishing a US-Bangladesh Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum (UBETCF). Ambassador Moriarty repeated the importance of such establishments to improve the relationship between the two countries.
The trade show has been organized by the American Chamber of Commerce and the US Embassy in Dhaka. This is the 15th trade fair of this kind that shows a promising trend of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and the United States. There are 75 exhibitors in 127 booths showcasing American products and services. The American Centre is showcasing educational services and answering questions regarding higher studies in the United States.