Sweden has decided not to cancel any apparel orders from Bangladesh.
The Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven made the assurance during a phone call with Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this afternoon.
Confirming the matter to The Business Standard, prime minister's press secretary Ihsanul Karim said, Sheikh Hasina informed him that all export-oriented garment factories have been opened in compliance with health guidelines.
During the 15-minute conversation, he said, the two leaders discussed trade and business issues, particularly the RMG sector.
"We are 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," Sheikh Hasina said.
In this connection, the Swedish premier assured that his country won't cancel any order of Bangladesh regarding the RMG products.
"We'll continue importing RMG products from Bangladesh," he said.
Bangladesh exported apparels to Sweden worth $492.72 million in FY 2016-17, $533.09 million in FY 2017-18 and $652.33 million in 2018-19.