FM Momen to visit France, Germany next month
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will visit France and Germany next month, Foreign Office sources said.
The minister confirmed the tour of the two countries at separate meetings with a German business team and new French Ambassador to Bangladesh Jean-Marin Schuh on Thursday, sources added.
During the visit, he will meet his French and German counterparts along with business leaders in the European countries. In France, he will attend an Economic Forum to be organised by the French Senate.
Momen invited German businesses whose representatives ended a five-day visit to Bangladesh on Thursday to invest more in the country, particularly in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and High-tech Parks being developed by the government.
He urged them to take advantage of the country's strategic location, demographic dividends, special incentive packages for foreign direct investment (FDI) and a huge domestic market.
A group of CEOs and high-ranking representatives of cross-sectoral business houses from German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV) visited Bangladesh.
Peter Clasen, managing partner of Wilhelm G Clasen, a major jute exporter from Bangladesh, was the team leader.
Before closing the mission, Clasen told a press briefing that he has witnessed the "tremendous transformation" of Bangladesh and called it the "fastest growing" market in Asia.