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French President Macron thanks PM Hasina for Bangladesh's hospitality

  • The visit signifies ‘unbreakable friendship’
  • He left Dhaka on Monday
Update : 12 Sep 2023, 02:36 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron has thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after returning to France after his historic Bangladesh visit.

On his arrival in Paris on Monday, he thanked the prime minister and the citizens of Bangladesh on X, formerly known as Twitter. 

"Thank you, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. As well as Bangladeshis, for your warm welcome. It carries the importance of a historic and unbreakable friendship between our two countries,” wrote Macron. 

Emmanuel Macron left Dhaka on Monday afternoon after a whirlwind visit branding Bangladesh.

The president's aircraft took off at around 3pm from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud saw him off.

Unlike other heads of state, the president enjoyed Bangladeshi folk music in a musician's home and took a trip on the Turag River along the capital Dhaka.

He met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a bilateral meeting and assured of France’s support in overcoming Bangladesh’s challenges on the way to grow further.

Two instruments related to urban municipalities management and building the first-ever earth observation satellite were signed during his visit. Bangladesh also committed to buy 10 aircraft from Airbus.

This is the first visit of a French president since 1990.

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