Tofail proposes formation of regional forum to boost trade

BSS, Dhaka :
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed Tuesday proposed to form a regional forum named ‘Bangladesh-India-China-Myanmar (BICM)’ to boost the trade in South Asia.
“India and China have already stared dialogue to form the regional forum…we too gave them our concent,” Tofail told a view exchange meeting at Ruposi Bangla hotel here.
Tofail, who held the maiden meeting with the country’s top business leaders after he took charge as the Commerce Minister, said Bangladesh can raise its trade by forming the regional association.
Commerce Secretary M Mahbub Ahmed, president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, president of International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICC,B) Mahbubur Rahman, presidents of DCCI, BGMEA, BKMEA, MCCI and leaders of other trade associations, among others, joined the meeting.