Dhaka-Paris bilateral relations

Macron’s visit unfolds a new era of strategic partnership

Published : 11 Sep 2023 06:40 PM | Updated : 11 Sep 2023 06:40 PM

France is a trusted partner of Bangladesh. The relation has extended further towards the objective of a strategic partnership guided by the two nations’ common goals of sustainable development.

The visit of French President Emmanuel Macron at the invitation of Prime Minister Hasina will concretize some projects and boost further economic relations between the two countries. Macron’s visit has also opened up new areas of cooperation in strategic assets and advanced technologies.

Emmanuel Macron has committed to stand by the side of Bangladesh as the two nations turn a new page in their relationship more than three decades after the visit of the then President François Mitterrand to Bangladesh in 1990.

France has expressed its satisfaction over the responsible and committed activities of Bangladesh government-led by Sheikh Hasina in protecting the fundamental and human rights of its people. The confidence of the French government in the spectacular and consistent progress of Bangladesh’s economy has also been greatly appreciated as well.

We are confident that bilateral 

relations between the two 

countries will be moving to

 strategic engagements for 

the shared prosperity for 

all in the Indo-Pacific and beyond

Macron is the first leader to visit Bangladesh since former French President Mitterrand visited Bangladesh on 22 to 24 February, 1990. The friendly ties that the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman initiated in 1972 have reached a new dimension.

France expressed its reverence and support to Bangladesh’s sovereign policy independence, particularly in the context of the ongoing geopolitical instability and economic uncertainty. We hope that this new strategic move between Bangladesh and France will play an effective role in establishing regional and global stability and peace.

The cornerstone of this new relationship is based on the constitutional and democratic continuity, development and good governance in Bangladesh over the past one and half decade. Bangladesh and France also discussed ways to enhance trade and investment between the two countries apart from issues like climate change and regulated migration during the talks. We are confident that bilateral relations between the two countries will be moving to strategic engagements for the shared prosperity for all in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. Bangladesh-France partnership can be a meaningful force to address the multiple crises of wars, climate change and cost-of-living that our world is facing.