Be with readymade clothes: Moni

Published : 27 June 2013, 08:56 AM
Updated : 27 June 2013, 08:56 AM

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has urged the international community to remain engaged with Bangladesh and its key export industry readymade clothes.

She was speaking at the global forum on responsible business of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at its headquarters in Paris.

Moni emphasised that the multinational brands and retailers “need to engage with Bangladesh readymade garments conforming to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)”.

She also raised the issues of fair pricing of products and sought support for long-term capacity building.

The Foreign Minister also listed the measures the industry and government had taken to ensure overall safety after the devastating factory collapse in Savar that killed more than 1100 people mostly garment workers.
Earlier in a meeting, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria apprised Dipu Moni about “a greater emphasis and dialogue” that OECD initiated with the industry to ensure all round responsible business conduct in doing business elsewhere like in Bangladesh.
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