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Cameron appoints Rushanara Ali MP as trade envoy for BD
Online Desk |:| Sat, 16 Apr'2016, 1:43 AM |:| Online Version
Cameron appoints Rushanara Ali MP as trade envoy for BD
On the occasion of the Bengali New Year ‘Pohela Boishakh’, the British Prime Minister David Cameron has selected Rushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow to join the cross party Trade Envoy network as Trade Envoy for Bangladesh.

The appointment underlines the importance the UK attaches to its trade and investment partnership with Bangladesh. The UK is the largest investor in Bangladesh and has a deep and longstanding relationship with the country. Ms Ali will play a pivotal role in building on these ties to raise awareness of business and investment opportunities, and further enhance the collaboration between British and Bangladeshi companies. Ms Ali will also use her experience of the market to help address climate change concerns and share the UK’s expertise on labour standards to support Bangladesh’s garments industry.

On hearing of the announcement the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Ms Alison Blake said:

“I am delighted that at the start of the new Bengali year, the Prime Minister has appointed Rushanara Ali MP as the UK’s Trade Envoy for Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s economy is growing impressively and there are exciting opportunities here for British companies. Our companies have world class export potential and Ms Ali will be an excellent champion for British business in Bangladesh. I and my team are looking forward to working with Ms Ali to further strengthen the long and friendly relationship between the UK and Bangladesh.”

On her appointment as Trade Envoy for Bangladesh, Rushanara Ali MP said:

“’I am delighted to have been appointed to this cross-party role as the UK Trade Envoy to Bangladesh. The UK and Bangladesh have historic and long-standing ties. Bangladesh has been identified by UKTI as an emerging market with substantial trade and investment opportunities. It is a country of particular importance to me: a third of my constituents have Bangladeshi heritage and I was the first person of Bangladeshi origin to be elected to the UK Parliament. I want to see Britain play a twin role helping Bangladesh thrive economically and supporting the country’s efforts to tackle the threat of climate change.”

(UK Government Website)

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