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Dhaka, Paris exchange views on issues of mutual interest

Published : 05 Jan 2023 09:43 PM

Dhaka and Paris exchanged views on different issues of mutual interest on Thursday as newly appointed French Ambassador to Bangladesh Marie Masdupuy paid a maiden courtesy call on Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, the foreign ministry said.

During the meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they discussed issues related to cooperation in aviation, food processing, clean and green energy, climate change, food security, repatriation of the Rohingyas; and free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.

The Foreign Minister congratulated Ambassador Marie Masdupuy on her appointment as the Ambassador of France to Bangladesh and expressed his satisfaction at the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries.

He also recalled the support of France and contributions of the French intellectuals like André Malraux during our War of Liberation in 1971.

The French Ambassador applauded Bangladesh's steady and outstanding development, which supports its goal of becoming a developed nation by 2041.

The Foreign Minister assured the new Ambassador full support and cooperation during her tenure in Bangladesh and both sides agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two friendly nations.