AmCham welcomes H.E. Peter D. Haas, new U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh


AmCham Welcome Reception in honor of H.E. Peter D. Haas, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh

The American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) organized a welcome reception in honor of H.E. Peter D. Haas, New Ambassador of the United States of America to Bangladesh, followed by Iftar-Dinner on Wednesday, 13 April 2022 at 5:15 pmat the Hotel Sheraton Dhaka (Banani). Mr. Syed Ershad Ahmed, The President – AmCham, presided the program.

Partnerships are critical and we value the mutual cooperation between these two friendly nations. USA is the single largest market for Bangladeshi goods in the world, still the largest contributor to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh in different sectors & we hope more cooperation may attract more investment in diversified segments and contribute to Bangladesh’s migration to a developing nation. We would like to continue holding dialogues focusing on different aspects with a view to identify the opportunities/issues and recommend action/policies to enhance economic cooperation between the U.S.A and Bangladesh and how we both can play a supporting role in the ecosystem at large ‘doing-business’ easier.

This welcome reception for new US Ambassador Peter D. Hass followed by Iftar-Dinner was arranged as an opportunity for AmCham members and concerned stakeholders to convey our heartfelt gratitude for the work AmCham and US Embassy do in collaboration to enhance the bilateral business relationship since 1988. AmCham also recalls on the historic occasion of the 50th Anniversary US-Bangladesh diplomatic relations along with 25th Anniversary of AmCham Bangladesh that many contributions of former US Ambassadors and their colleagues at the embassy made till date. Since the beginning of the tenure in Bangladesh, we expect Ambassador Haas would remain accessible, responsive and truly committed to supporting the AmCham community, as his predecessors.

We at AmCham Bangladesh, with a diverse membership base and outlook focusing on global, national or business environment, attempt to develop an approach that might help the private sector & regulatory leadership set the priorities on right strategies making rapid and inevitable remedies.

A good number of AmCham members including the Executive Committee Members, former presidents, foreign dignitaries, business leaders, media representatives and other distinguished guests attended the event and extended their felicitation to Ambassador Haas in the occasion. Mr. Syed Mohammad Kamal, Vice President – AmCham & Country Manager, Mastercard – Bangladesh offered the vote of thanks, especially Ambassador Haas wishing  him all the best going forward.