LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Bangladesh - Visit of the Human Rights Ambassador, François Zimeray (27-28.05.13)
One month after the Savar accident which caused the death of more than 1100 people, François Zimeray, French Ambassador for Human Rights, is visiting Bangladesh on 27-28 May to meet victims’ families and express France’s solidarity.
Death of Mr. Zillur Rahman, President of the Republic of Bangladesh (21.03.13)
We were saddened to learn of the death yesterday of Mr. Zillur Rahman, President of the Republic of Bangladesh, after having served his country for more than 60 years.
Bangladesh – Violence following the sentencing to death of Delwar Hossain Sayedee (05.03.13)
France notes with concern and dismay the violence that took place following the handing down of the sentence to Mr. Sayedee, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party.
Bangladesh - situation of the Grameen Bank (09.08.12)
The Grameen Bank is internationally renowned for its efforts on behalf of the neediest. France hopes this microfinance institution will be able to continue operating without interference.
Bangladesh – Ban on several NGOs (03.08.12)
France regrets the Bangladeshi authorities’ decision to prohibit three nongovernmental organizations (Médecins sans Frontières, Action contre la Faim and Muslim Aid UK) from working with Rohingya refugees in the Cox’s Bazaar district.
Bangladesh -Myanmar/ Burma – Burmese refugees turned back at the Bangladeshi border (14.06.12)
France also encourages the Bangladeshi authorities to cooperate with the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The action of the NGO’s which offer humanitarian assistance to the refugees fleeing the violence in Burma must not be impeded.
Ruling issued by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on the delimitation of the maritime border between Bangladesh and Myanmar/Burma (15.03.12)
France welcomes this ruling by the Tribunal, which is the first ruling it has issued in a maritime delimitation case between two States. Such a ruling makes a solid contribution to the peaceful settlement of disputes, as well as to the respect for international law, to which France is attached.
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