Dhaka, February 09:- Chief of Staff of French Air Force, General d’armee aerienne Philippe Lavigne called on Chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, ndu, psc at Air Headquarters on Sunday (09-02-2020).
During call on, Chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force, cordially thanked Chief of Staff of French Air Force, for visiting Bangladesh. He exchanged greetings and spent some time with the French Air Chief. They also discussed different issues of bi-lateral interests. During discussion, Chief of staff of French Air Force was briefed on different activities of Bangladesh Air Force. They expressed hope to continue mutual co-operation to strengthen the existing relationship between Bangladesh and French Air Force.
In the morning Chief of Staff of French Air Force visited Shikha Anirban (Eternal Flame) at Dhaka Cantonment and paid homage to the members of Armed Forces martyred during the War of Liberation in 1971 by placing floral wreath at the mausoleum. He also signed visitor’s book there.
On arrival at Air Headquarters, Chief of Staff of French Air Force was presented a guard of honour by a smartly turned out BAF Contingent. He inspected the guard and took salute.
During his stay in Bangladesh, Chief of Staff of French Air Force visited different military and civil installations including Armed Forces Division, BAF Base Bangabandhu and Bangabandhu Aeronautical Centre (BAC).
Mentionable that, Chief of Staff of French Air Force, along with 04 delegation members arrived in Bangladesh on 08 Feb 2020 on a 03 days official visit. It is expected that the visit will play an important role for strengthening the existing friendly relationship between Air Forces of the two countries.