March 3, 2024

Diplomatic Correspondent: Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday 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 the region.
He made the remark while newly-appointed Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori paid a courtesy call on him at foreign ministry here, a press release said.
Momen also appreciated Japan’s continued support for repatriation of forcefully displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar.
During the meeting, he thanked the Government of Japan for providing technical and financial support for the implementation of various projects including the Metro Rail project.
The foreign minister termed Japan as the Bangladesh’s single largest bilateral development partner and an important country for trade and investment.
They also discussed Tokyo’s support on infrastructure development in Bangladesh, bilateral trade, Japanese investment in Bangladesh, particularly in Bangladesh Special Economic Zone and human resources development.
The minister hoped that bilateral relations between two countries would reach new heights during the tenure of the new Ambassador.

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