France has put forward a proposal to establish a satellite manufacturing facility in Bangladesh.
Dhaka, has expressed its agreement with this idea, although the government has yet to make a final decision on the matter.
During President Macron’s upcoming visit to Dhaka on September 11th, discussions regarding the construction of this satellite factory are expected to take place.
This topic has piqued the interest of journalists and policymakers alike.Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, the Foreign Minister, stated, “We have successfully launched the Bangabandhu Satellite with France’s assistance, and we have ambitious plans to send two more satellites into orbit.
France, known for its advanced technology, has proposed the establishment of a satellite production facility, a proposal we are actively considering and evaluating. However, a final decision has not yet been reached.
When we visited France last year, they presented this proposal, and we are currently in the process of a thorough analysis. I believe that we can extend a warm welcome to this proposal.”In addition to the satellite project, discussions have also revolved around the purchase of ten aircraft from France, including two cargo planes from Boeing and Airbus.
Foreign Minister Momen explained, “France has expressed its willingness to sell these aircraft, and we have agreed to the purchase.
However, the procurement process has faced delays due to a shortage of available dollars.”Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Dhaka, scheduled at the conclusion of the G-20 summit in New Delhi, marks the first visit by a French President to the Bangladeshi capital since 1990.
During his visit, President Macron will engage in bilateral talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, pay his respects at the statue of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and tour the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
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