PM greets French President Macron on re-election

Publish: 9:25 PM, April 26, 2022 | Update: 9:25 PM, April 26, 2022

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday greeted Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as the President of France.

“It is indeed an immense pleasure to convey my warmest congratulations on your victory in the recently held Presidential Elections,” she said in her congratulatory message.

She mentioned that the re-election manifests the trust and confidence of the great French people … reposed in him and his initiatives and commitments to ensure their welfare and prosperity.

“The election, as you said, was a referendum for the European Union, secularism, and fraternity,” she said.

She firmly believed that the French people have given Macron the mandate to carry on with his values and vision.

“I trust, under your able stewardship, France will continue to serve as an essential player on the global stage beyond its role within the European Union.”

She recalled the celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and expressed commitments to deepen and strengthen cooperation in diverse areas of shared interest.

“We count on France being on our side in our efforts to enbance trade, connectivity, and security cooperation with the European Union.”

She looked forward to working closely with Macron in advancing shared priorities of combating climate change, preventing violent extremism, promoting regular migration, and ensuring gender equality.

She again fondly recalled her visit to France in November last year and expressed deep gratitude for extending the gracious hospitality to her and her delegation.

She renewed her invitation to Macron to visit Bangladesh at his early convenience.

“I take this opportunity to recall your promise to visit Bangladesh if re-elected.”

She mentioned that Bangladesh’s President and she look forward to receiving him and his lady wife in Dhaka at his earliest convenience.