Moshiur Ananda, Dhaka:
The newly appointed Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, Mr. Iwama Kiminori, paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen, MP, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning.
Welcoming the new Ambassador, Foreign Minister said that Japan is Bangladesh’s single largest bilateral development partner and an essential country for trade and investment. During the meeting, he thanked the Government of Japan for providing technical and financial support for implementing various projects, including the Metrorail project.
Both sides cordially exchanged views on bilateral, multilateral, and regional issues of mutual interest, including infrastructure development in Bangladesh, bilateral trade, Japanese investment in Bangladesh, particularly in the Bangladesh Special Economic Zone, human resources development, Japanese support to Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char and repatriation of Rohingyas. The Foreign Minister appreciated Japan’s continued support for the repatriation of Rohingyas and expressed hope that Japan would continue to extend its support towards the early repatriation of the Rohingyas for the sake of peace and stability in this region.
The Foreign Minister hoped that bilateral relations between the two countries would reach new heights during the tenure of the new Ambassador. He also wished Ambassador Iwama successful tenure in Bangladesh and assured him of full cooperation in discharging his duties.