State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has sought French cooperation in enhancing the capacity of the energy sector officials, especially in the operation of state-owned refinery being set up in Chattogram.
He made the call when French Ambassador in Bangladesh Marie Annick Bourdin met him at his Energy Ministry office on April 8, said a press release.
Currently, Techinp, a French company, remained engaged in setting up the second unit of state-owned Eastern Refinery in Chattogram.
Besides, French firm Lafarge and other companies have investment in different sectors, including cement and clean energy.
Welcoming the French ambassador, Nasrul Hamid said France has been one of the leading development partners of Bangladesh.
He said both the nations will be benefited if they work together for different development projects.
Both the state minister and the ambassador discussed various issues, including progress on different other projects involving bilateral interests of the two countries.
The state minister said both Bangladesh and France have to continue efforts to further strengthen cooperation between the two countries.