Commercial Display Room of the High Commission

Commercial Display Room

Commercial Display Room of the High Commission

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Vigorous persuasion of Economic Diplomacy, in line with the directive of the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been one of the priority areas of the High Commission of Bangladesh to Nigeria. There are huge potentials for strengthening trade and economic relations between Bangladesh and Nigeria which remain largely untapped.

H.E. Mr. Tipu Munshi,MP, Minister of Commerce of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and H.E. Mr. Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, CON, Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria jointly inaugurated the Commercial Display Room at the Bangladesh High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria on 30 October, 2020. Commerce Minister of Bangladesh joined digitally while the Nigerian Minister for Trade was present in person.

A wide range of exhibits/exportables of Bangladesh are on display in the beautifully designed shelves with glasses. Items include, among others, pharmaceuticals, ceramic products, jute and leather products, jute bags (Hessian, Btwell etc.), RMG & knitwear, sari (maslin, silk), pearl items, nakshi kantha, handicrafts, tea, jute leaf tea, electrical and home appliances, electronics, light engineering, plastic & melamine products, agro-products including rice, flour, spice, curry powder, pickle and snacks. Apart from Mission’s own initiative with its modest resources, some prominent B angladeshi companies (Walton Group, Monno Ceramics, ACI Ltd., Mondol Group (Apollo Fashions) donated their export-quality products as a courtesy on approach by the Mission. One section contains publications/materials/brochures/CDs on trade/ investment, tourism potentials in Bangladesh along with opportunities of higher education for foreign students. There is a special section which contains publications on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman & on history, culture, society & economy of Bangladesh. The Display Room, adjacent to the Reception, has been tastefully decorated with traditional articles, handicrafts and artefacts giving an ambience of the rich history, traditional culture and heritage of Bangladesh. A mobile (jamdani) weaving machine (Jamdani Tant) has been placed in the middle which has been donated by one Bangladeshi (Tanti) who attended 12th International Arts and Crafts (INAC) Expo (20-24 November 2019, Abuja) organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) of Nigeria. Visitors will catch a glimpse of the unique craftsmanship in weaving the (Tant Saree) which proudly showcases (Jamdani), one of the most beautiful revelations of artistic talents of weavers in Bangladesh and (Jamdani Sari)-being loved and worn by Bengali women for centuries.

The High Commission aggressively participates at the important Trade Fairs in Nigeria utilizing the exhibits available at its Commercial Display Room. The Mission received 6 “Best” Awards at various Fairs in the last two years (2019 & 2020). Awards/Certificates received for active participation at various Trade Fairs are also on display. The Mission engages Nigerian-Bangladeshi Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) & Nigeria Bangladesh Business and Technology Forum (NBBTF) for its commercial drive. The Display Room already earned wide appreciation and it draws instant attention among the visitors/potential importers/investors.