DHAKA, Sept 17, 2012 (BSS) - The Netherlands is keen to make
investment in the potential sectors here as well as continue its
support for developing the country's flood control and irrigation
"We are keen to import more Bangladeshi products as well as
make huge invest here," said newly appointed the Netherlands
Ambassador to Bangladesh Drs. Gerben Sjoerd De Jong while
presenting his credentials to President Zillur Rahman at
Welcoming the envoy at Bangabhaban, President Rahman
expressed his satisfaction over the excellent existing bilateral
relations between Dhaka and Amsterdam and said Bangladesh always
attaches great importance to its relationship with the
The President urged the Dutch entrepreneurs to import more
world standard Bangladeshi products like RMG, ceramic, jute and
jute goods, leather and leather goods and pharmaceuticals
considering their very competitive prices.
The trade balance between Bangladesh and the Netherlands is
presently in favour of the country as Bangladesh has exported
goods worth 1,285 million US dollar to the Netherlands while
imported products worth 217 million US dollar during the last
The new envoy said his government is keen to provide all
kind of support to Bangladesh for its ongoing development.
He assured the President that he would try his level best to
increase the cooperation between the Netherlands and Bangladesh
into a new height during his assignment here.
Secretaries concerned of the President's Office and high
officials of Foreign Ministry were present.
Earlier, on his arrival at Bangabhaban, the new ambassador
was given a guard of honor by a contingent of the President's