US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas has said Bangladesh and the United States can “go fastest together” in building trade and investment relationship between the two countries.
“I truly believe it. This is not just talk,” he said, noting that the United States is willing to go as fast as Bangladesh is to deepen and expand the bilateral partnership.
The US ambassador was addressing an event titled “US-Bangladesh Business Forum: Building on 50 Years of Friendship '' held in a city hotel on Tuesday night hosted by HSBC Bangladesh, in partnership with the US-Bangladesh Business Council (USBBC).
In another panel discussion, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam and Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh also spoke.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Ahmad Kaikaus, CEO of HSBC Bangladesh Md Mahbub Ur Rahman and Vice President, Business Development for Chevron Jay R. Pryor also spoke.
Haas said the US-Bangladesh business delegation demonstrates just how ready the US private sector is to invest their time and energy in Bangladesh.
The event was organised to celebrate the relationship between Bangladesh and the USA and noted the important ways in which the two countries can unlock the potential of its bilateral trade.