Bangladesh seeks continued French support for safe return of Rohingyas  

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 00:35, Mar 01,2019 | Updated: 01:00, Mar 01,2019

 
 

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Thursday sought continued French support to create conducive environment inside the Rakhine state of Myanmar for their dignified return in safety and security.
The France-Southeast Asia Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group, headed by the senator and president Jacky Deromedi, met the foreign minister at his office and discussed the
issue.
The French inter-parliamentary delegation highly appreciated the significant support that was extended by Bangladesh to the Rohingya people.
The French delegation assured to continue supporting the cause of the Rohingyas.
The foreign minister appreciated the existing excellent mutual understanding between Bangladesh and France on the important issues like climate change and peacekeeping.
He also urged the French businesspersons and investors to invest in Bangladesh in energy, infrastructure and other sectors also and for taking advantages of the country’s demographic dividend and attractive packages that were on offer at 100 Special Economic Zones.
The French inter-parliamentary delegation appreciated the impressive development in Bangladesh and expressed their interest to organise a business forum within French parliament, engaging the French business community, where Bangladesh could showcase the huge economic and business opportunities that currently existed in
Bangladesh.
The other members of the delegation were president of the Bangladesh sub-group Jerome Durian, senator of Gard region Simon Sutour and executive and secretary of the Senate House Anne Laure
SaintDizier.
The group covered the six ASEAN countries of Myanmar, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Bangladesh.
Welcoming the delegation, foreign minister Abdul Momen thanked the delegation for visiting Bangladesh.
Referring to the French support during the 1971 liberation war, he fondly recalled the important contribution made by renowned French intellectual and politician Andre Malraux during and after the liberation war of Bangladesh.
He also praised France and her people for being the beacon of democracy for freedom loving people across the world.
Earlier on Wednesday, the delegation met speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and chairperson of the parliamentary standing committee on foreign affairs.
The delegation also visited a garment factory on the outskirts of the capital.

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