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Japan conferred “the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rossete” to Abdul Haque

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 24th June, 2022 03:16:51 PM
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The government of Japan has conferred the prestigious “the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rossete” to local businessman Abdul Haque in recognition of his great contribution to strengthening economic relations between Japan and Bangladesh.

Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh ITO Naoki formally handed over the decoration to Abdul Haque, the founder of Haq’s Bay Automobiles Ltd, at a ceremony at the official residence of the Japanese envoy.

At the ceremony, Ambassador ITO expressed his sincere appreciation to Abdul Haque and said, he (Haque) has been committed to the development of Bangladesh-Japan economic relations.

“Abdul Haque is also known as "Mr. Japan" in the local business community out of respect for his personal contributions to helping Japanese companies enter the market and resolve their problems,” said the Japanese Ambassador.

“I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to Abdul Haque. His achievements and contributions to Japan-Bangladesh relations are remarkable.”

Haque was one of the founding members of the JBCCI established in 2004. He served as vice president for four years, then as President from 2008 to 2010, as a board member from 2010 to 2012, and as a board advisor from 2012 to 2014. Haque has been greatly committed to the development of Bangladesh-Japan economic relations.

Abdu Haque appreciated the high quality of Japanese cars and started importing Japanese used cars in earnest, founding “Haq’s Bay Automobiles Ltd” in 1997.

As a prominent and influential businessman in Bangladesh, Haque has been actively promoting Japanese cars and Japanese technology for many years, which has greatly helped to improve the brand image of Japan in Bangladesh, said a press release of the Embassy on Japan.

On April 29, 2022, the Government of Japan decided to confer the decoration on Haque. He received the decoration from the Government of Japan as the 13th Bangladeshi national and the second Bangladeshi businessman. Haque also received the Foreign Minister's Commendation for the year 2019.