La Francophonie celebrated

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:16, Mar 21,2017

 
 

Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan menon addresses a roundtable discussion jointly organised by Alliance Francaise de Dhaka and Vromon, a travel magazine, at Rose Garden in old town of Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo

Foreign diplomats and government officials said on Monday that sharing of views and experiences among various nations would help promote local heritages and culture of any country.
They made the observation in a programme celebrating International Day of Francophonie in Dhaka.
Speaking at a roundtable organised by French embassy in Dhaka, Alliance Francaise de Dhaka and travel magazine Vromon at Rose Garden Palace in the city, they said that infrastructure development was crucial to host domestic and international tourists.
This year, the theme of La Franchophonie in Dhaka was tourism.
Civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon, who was present as guest, said that the country’s tourism sector was still in a developing stage and the government needed external supports to boost the sector.
French ambassador Sophie AUBERT said that her government encouraged exploring opportunities to promote local heritages as the French people were always proud of their century-old heritage and history.
She suggested that the Bangladesh government could develop accommodation and other facilities across the tourist zones other than Cox’s Bazar.
Canadian high commissioner Benoît-Pierre Laramée said that travelling and tourism were the wonderful ways to bring different people together.
Anchored by Vromon editor Abu Sufian, the roundtable was also addressed by Bangladesh Tourism Board chief executive officer Mohammad Nasir Uddin and custodian of Rose Garden Palace Laila Raquib.
Every year on March 20, the international Francophonie ambassadors in 80 states including Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, Morocco, Qatar, Switzerland and Vietnam celebrate the day to promote the French language and Francophone culture.

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