Bangladeshi entrepreneurs are keen to invest in India particularly in West Bengal, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said today.
The Hasina administration had recently relaxed the rules for investment by Bangladeshi entrepreneurs in other countries and as a result they are now able to put their money in Europe, US, Asia and Africa, he said.
He made the comments at the Bengal Global Business Summit at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town in Kolkata.
The summit was opened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and government and trade delegations from about 40 countries are attending the two-day summit.
Munshi, who is leading a 10-member official team and a 20-strong business delegation from Bangladesh at the event, recalled social and cultural linkages between Bangladesh and West Bengal.
He said Bangladesh, under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership, is making “significant strides” in the business sector and is being hailed as a role model.
He commended the 7.1 per cent growth of gross domestic product of West Bengal during the Covid-19 pandemic.