French entrepreneurs urged to invest in Bangladesh SEZs

Staff Correspondent

1 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen  on Thursday urged the French businessmen and investors to invest in Bangladesh in energy, infrastructure and other vital sectors.

They also urged the entrepreneurs to invest in the country’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ) taking the advantages of the country's demographic dividend and attractive package of incentives offered by the government at SEZs.

The Foreign Minister made the call at a meeting with “France-South East Asia,” the Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group, headed by Senator and President Jacky Deromedi, at his office on Thursday.

The other members of the delegation were President of the Bangladesh sub-group Jerome Durian, Senator of Gard Region Simon Sutour and Secretary of the Senate House Anne Laure.

The Group covers six ASEAN countries Myanmar, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Bangladesh. 

Foreign Minister appreciated the existing excellent mutual understanding between Bangladesh and France on important issues like climate change and peacekeeping.

Referring to French support during our Liberation War in 1971, AK Abdul Momen fondly recalled the important contributions made by renowned French intellectual and politician Andre Malraux during and after the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

Foreign Minister also sought French continued support to create conducive environment inside the Rakhine State of Myanmar for their dignified return in safety and security.

The French inter-parliamentary delegation appreciated the impressive development in Bangladesh and expressed their interest to organize a Business Forum within French parliament, engaging the French business community, where Bangladesh could showcase the huge economic and business opportunities that currently exist in Bangladesh.