Organisations in England’s city of Portsmouth are planning to make formal ties with Bangladesh to share business and academic resources, reports The Portsmouth News, England’s Hampshire-based media outlet.
A trade mission from Portsmouth, the English media added, will make a visit to Bangladesh between 16 and 22 November this year.
The delegation includes the ‘city council, along with the newly formed Portsmouth Bangladesh Business Association (PBBA), the University of Portsmouth, the port and other groups, the media outlet said.
“Businesses from both places will be able to not only trade and sell goods but will be able to learn from each other about how to boost and market their businesses as well as how to make certain products,” vice-chairperson of the PBBA Shipa Ahmed Khan, was quoted to have said.
The Portsmouth News also said that the University of Portsmouth is ‘hoping to attract students from Bangladesh to the city as well as begin an academic partnership.’
“We are hoping by working with the city council and the local community we will be able to build relationships in Bangladesh to progress research we are doing,” director of University of Portsmouth Global Bobby Mehta was quoted to have said.