Japan today assured Bangladesh of fulfilling its commitment to provide Bangladesh with US$ 6 billion and under the arrangement, Bangladesh would get US$ 1.5 billion this year.
"Our government is working to deliver its commitment to provide Bangladesh with US$ 6 billion and under the arrangement Bangladesh would get US$ 1.5 billion this year," Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe said in an official bilateral meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Nagoya.
Sheikh Hasina is now in Japan on a three-day official visit to attend the G7 Outreach Meeting at the invitation of the Japanese premier.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Abul Kalam Azad, Senior Secretary of the Economic Resources Division (ERD) Meshbah Uddin, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters about the PM's meeting with Abe.
During the talks, they said, Japanese premier assured Sheikh Hasina of conducting a feasibility study on a proposal for constructing a modern airport at Charjanazat on the other side of the Padma Bridge.
Japan also in principle agreed to take accelerated steps for constructing the third terminal of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by 2019, they said.
They said issues of economic cooperation, development and cooperation in global arena came up for discussion. The two countries agreed to take the comprehensive partnership between the two countries to a new height which got shape after Sheikh Hasina's visit to Japan in 2014.
"Japan will continue to support your aspirations to become a middle income country by 2021," the Japanese premier was quoted as telling Sheikh Hasina.