Bangladesh wants to host a Commonwealth business conference early next year.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has proposed to host the 'Commonwealth Business-to-business Connectivity' conference in Dhaka in the first quarter of 2020, reports bdnews24.com
Shahriar Alam said Bangladesh wants to host the event as the lead country within the Commonwealth for entrepreneurs and businesses.
He placed the proposal at a Commonwealth ministerial in London recently.
He placed several proposals at the Commonwealth foreign affairs ministers meeting (CFAMM) at Marlborough House, according to the Bangladesh High Commission.
The UK, Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth, hosted the 18th CFAMM, a special meeting marking the 70th founding anniversary as it embarks on a historic reform process.
The state minister headed a six-member Bangladesh delegation at the meeting.
Shahriar Alam outlined Bangladesh's plan to launch a virtual hub for connecting business, trade and policy making bodies for both documentation and showcasing business opportunities across the Commonwealth.
He urged the Commo-nwealth member states to share their business and trade information to help enrich the proposed virtual platform.
Shahriar also conveyed plans to make a special publication on the occasion of the proposed business conference.