“Bangladesh, under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, would be hosting Commonwealth B2B connectivity conference during the Mujib Barsho in November 2020. The date coincides with Father of the Nation’s attendance of the first Commonwealth Summit on 2-10 August in 1973 and would be a symbol of “Bangabandhur Sonar Bangla prosperity aspirations,” said Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi.
The Bangladesh Commerce Minister is currently in London for attending the Commonwealth Trade Ministers’ Meeting held here from 7-10 October 2019. The meeting was chaired by the UK Secretary of State for International Trade Rt. Elizabeth Truss, MP, and attended by 53 commonwealth countries and more than 30 commerce ministers.
Bangladesh has been nominated as the lead country for commonwealth Business to Business connectivity cluster by consensus.
In his statement, the commerce minister proposed Bangladesh’s leadership role in creating a Commonwealth Digital Business to Business connectivity hub and digital trade platform with the participation of apex chambers and business associations of 53 commonwealth countries which would also include women entrepreneurs’ network and youth innovation hubs and market place to promote intra-commonwealth trade.
The commerce minister is leading a 4-member delegation along with senior officials from the Ministry of Commerce of Bangladesh. Bangladesh High Commissioner Saida Muna Tasneem was also present in the meeting.