Swedish PM phones Hasina, says they won’t cancel any RMG product order

Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven
Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven Reuters file photo
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Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven on Wednesday assured that his country will not cancel any garment product order from Bangladesh.

We'll continue importing RMG products from Bangladesh.
Swedish PM Stefan Lofven

"We'll continue importing RMG products from Bangladesh," he said while talking to Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina over telephone.

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In reply, prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her firm optimism that Bangladesh could fulfill the orders of the readymade garment (RMG) products of global buyers despite the coronavirus outbreak.

"The Swedish premier phoned prime minister Sheikh Hasina around 2:00pm and exchanged greetings with her," PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB.

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During the 15-minute conversation, as the PM's press secretary said, the two leaders discussed trade and business issues, particularly the RMG sector.

"We’re hopeful that we could meet the orders of the RMG products of the international buyers, including Sweden despite the present situation caused by the coronavirus outbreak," Hasina said.

She said the owners of garment industries in Bangladesh have reopened their factories by ensuring health protocols.

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The press secretary also said the issue of coronavirus situation in both the countries also came up during their discussions.

The two prime ministers praised the steps taken by both the countries in containing the pandemic.

In this regard, prime minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her call to the international community to work together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the press secretary said.

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