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PM seeks more France support in defense sector

Senior Correspondent |
Update: 2020-03-09 6:00:12 PM
PM seeks more France support in defense sector
French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought more support from France in defense sector. 

The premier expressed her country’s keen interest to impart training to the students of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University.

In reply, the prime minister expressed satisfaction over the existing cooperation between Bangladesh and France in military sector and stressed the need for boosting cooperation in the field.

Sheikh Hasina had a meeting with French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly at Prime Minister’s Office in the capital on Monday (March 9).

Sheikh Hasina said: “We’ll be happy to see more cooperation with France in this sector.” 

Sheikh Hasina said her government has given highest priority to the training in defense sector.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted her as saying while briefing reporters after the meeting.

Sheikh Hasina recalled with profound gratitude the support of French government, its people and leading intellectuals including renowned novelist Andre Malraux during the Liberation War of Bangladesh.

PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Principal Staff Officer of Armed Forces Division Lieutenant General Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman, Defence Secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury and French Ambassador to Bangladesh Jean-Marin SCHUH, among others, were present at the meeting.

BDST: 1759 HRS, MAR 09, 2020


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