The University of South Wales and the Wales Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce have agreed a strategic alliance that will pave the way for stronger bilateral trade and commerce between Wales and Bangladesh in the future.
The Memorandum of Intent, signed at USW’s Atrium in Cardiff on Thursday, 27 November, commits both sides to agree a formal framework for future collaboration for the benefit of students and members.
In the short term it gives USW access to the WBCC business network and provides the chamber of commerce access to academic expertise.
In the future, both organisations will explore mutually beneficial marketing and promotional activities.
“It is both a personal pleasure and a professional pride that I welcome this new relationship with the Wales Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce,” said Professor Julie Lydon OBE, Vice Chancellor of the University of South Wales.
“The Bangladeshi community is rightly renowned for the value it places on education; as a means for young people to achieve their potential, and in generating the business and community value on which real progress is built.”
“We share that commitment, for it was how we started as an institution of higher education. And I welcome the great strides we will make as we look forward to working together.”
Dilabor Hussain, Chair of the Wales Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce, said:
“This agreement means a lot to us. We see working together for the future of paramount importance to the Bangladeshi community, but also of paramount importance for the whole of Wales.
“Developing businesses in Wales can only be good for the economy and we want to play our part.
“We’ll be working very closely with the University of South Wales on a number of projects, which could lead to good things both here and in Bangladesh.”