Highlighting the existing mutual friendly relationship between Bangladesh and the UK, the leader of Opposition in Parliament, Raushan Ershad, reportedly called on the British Government to increase investment in the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh, adding that UK is also a tested friend and development partner of her country.
This she said while addressing a British delegation, led by Labour Party lawmakers that called upon the opposition leader recently.
“The United Kingdom has an opportunity to raise their investment and can play a significant role in the development of the livelihood of the apparel industry workers of the country,” Raushan reportedly told the 14-member UK delegation on ‘Labour Friends of Bangladesh’ that included Members of Parliament Steve Reed, Stephen Timms and Sir Keir Starmer, who along with others are visiting the country as part of a programme ‘To be united, Listen and Learn from Bangladesh’.
It may be mentioned here that prior to the visit of the British delegation, the newly-appointed British High Commissioner Alison Blake called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and reportedly showed keenness to encourage UK investors to do business in Bangladesh. The British High Commissioner reportedly stated that UK-based businesses wanted to expand their operations in Bangladesh, especially in the energy sector.
The High Commissioner, in her first meeting with the Bangladesh Premier, reportedly also underlined that UK would continue to support Bangladesh in its development strides.