Reported on: April 19, 2012 15:45 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB) –France has expressed keenness to help Bangladesh with their expert teams in exploring the maritime resources of the country.
This was conveyed when the newly appointed France Ambassador to Bangladesh Michel Trinquier presented his credential to President Zillur Rahman at Bangabhaban on Thursday.
During the meeting, Michel Trinquier appreciated Bangladesh for the internationally recognised settlement of maritime boundary dispute with Myanmar. He said France is keen to send its maritime experts to Bangladesh to explore the maritime resources.
The Ambassador said his country is also keen to expand its investment, trade and commercial activities with Bangladesh. “I hope that trade and investment will be gradually increased between the two countries,” he said.
President Zillur Rahman welcomed the ambassador to Bangabhaban and expressed his gratitude to the government and people of France for the support they extended during the country’s Liberation War.
“A deep and good relation is prevailing between the two countries,” he said.
The President urged the French people to import world-class Bangladeshi products including RMG, pharmaceuticals, leather and leather goods, jute and jute goods and ceramics at competitive prices.
Earlier, the Ambassador was given a guard of honor buy the President’s guard regiment at Bangabhaban premises.
Secretaries to the president’s office and senior officials from the Foreign Ministry were present.