France congratulated the government on the successful launch of the satellite Bangabandhu-1 on Friday.
In a statement, the Embassy of France in Dhaka on Sunday said France is very happy to join in sharing the pride of Bangladesh after the successful launch of the satellite. Bangladesh is now the 57th nation in the world and the fourth in South Asia to own a communication satellite, the statement said.
France congratulated the government and the people Bangladesh for “entering a new era”, as underlined by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The statement continued saying that it is an important step forward in the country’s digital advancement.
The satellite will open up a wide range of opportunities for Bangladesh among which broadcasting services, weather forecasting services and high-speed internet connectivity in hard-to-reach areas, the statement noted.