Japan has sought Bangladesh’s understanding and cooperation over the situation and issues related to Ukraine, North Korea and the Indo-Pacific as Dhaka is vocal in establishing a “culture of peace” worldwide.
The urge was made when Bangladesh foreign minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen held a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Hayashi Yoshimasa at the Japanese foreign ministry in Tokyo yesterday, according to a message received here.
During the hour-long meeting, Dr Momen said Bangladesh is a peace-loving country and it is against any kind of war as conflict creates collateral damage to life and property.
He said Bangladesh supported action for humanitarian access to Ukraine as it sheltered a huge number of displaced Rohingya people on humanitarian grounds.
The meeting was held to mark the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Japan completed on February 10 this year.
The two foreign ministers in their first official meeting after Hayashi took office in November last year, stated that they would work closely to take forward the excellent bilateral relations.
Mentioning Japan as a household name in Bangladesh and the largest development partner, Dr Momen invited more Japanese investments to Bangladesh, particularly in emerging sectors like blue economy, automobiles, ICT, pharmaceuticals, light engineering and electronics.
The Japanese foreign minister said that with the economic prosperity of Bangladesh more Japanese companies would be attracted to invest in Bangladesh and agreed to cooperate more in Blue Economy, ICT and Pharmaceuticals to advance the bilateral economic relations.