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Trade mission records $279.19 m potential in Dhaka

The Indonesian trade mission on Apr.A�26-28 to Dhaka, Bangladesh, has recorded US$279.19 million in potential transactions, which includes train cars, automotive products, food andA�beverage products and spices.

a�?As an emerging market, Bangladesh gives Indonesia an opportunity to increase trade and investment,a�? Arlinda, the Trade Ministry’s national export development director general,A�said in a statementA�The Jakarta Post received on Monday.

Arlinda said the mission was a follow-up to President Joko Widodoa��s visit to Bangladesh in January, when the President agreed with BangladeshiA�Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid to boost economic cooperation between the two countries.

He alsoA�called on Indonesian entrepreneursA�to explore the large potential forA�exportingA�various products and commodities to the Bangladeshi market.

The Indonesian delegation ran a business forum and the Indonesian Fair at Le MA�ridienA�DhakaA�duringA�the trade mission, which involvedA�93 businesspeople from 43 companies.

The Indonesian FairA�saw some 10,000 visitors, as well asA�a memorandum of understandingA�that state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I and PT Angkasa Pura Property signed with Bangladesha��s Zaman Company Limited on developingA�property to support the tourism industry.

Indonesia and Bangladesh recorded US$1.67 billion in trade in 2017, of which $160 billion was in Indonesian exports and $73.19 million in imports. (bbn)

Source: The Jakarta Post