Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen has urged the French investors to invest in Bangladesh with the focus on infrastructure, renewable energy, waste management and ICT sectors.
The Foreign Minister made the call to the French businessmen while speaking at the Bangladesh-France Economic Forum, organized by the Senate of France in Paris on Monday.Representatives of the private sector from both Bangladesh and France as well as representatives from the relevant Government organizations like Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority and relevant French agencies participated at the event.
Ambassador of Bangladesh in Paris Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, Senator Jacky Deromedi and Senator Jerome Durain of French Senate as well as representatives of French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Ministry of France, Embassy of France in Dhaka, French Development Cooperation Agency, Business France and MEDEF International also participated at the event.
Narrating the advantages as an investment destination, Foreign Minister said that Bangladesh offers very well infrastructure for setting up industries, FDI-friendly regulations, one-stop services, ease of remittance of profit, availability of skilled workforce at very competitive wages.
Earlier in the day, Foreign Minister Momen held a meeting with Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, State Secretary, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, who is also in charge of French trade and investment.
During the meeting, Dr Momen invited French business delegations to visit Bangladesh to assess the opportunities that Bangladesh offers to investors.