Hiroshima Day

Japan lauds Bangladesh for expressing sympathies

Diplomatic Correspondent

6 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Japan lauds Bangladesh for expressing sympathies

Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh ITO Naoki has highly appreciated Bangladeshi people who sympathized with the victims of atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and expressed strong views for peace of the world.

In a message on the eve of 75th anniversary of Hiroshima Day today, he said that people of Japan and Bangladesh stand together to make this world more peaceful and harmonious for all.

Ambassador Ito said when he came to Bangladesh last year, it was a delightful surprise for him to learn that so many Bangladeshi people know about the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

He said many Bangladeshi people have been commemorating the tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 as ‘Hiroshima Day’ for decades. 

“The compassion the citizens of Bangladesh showed to the tragedies in Japan means a lot to us. Thus this `Hiroshima Day` in Bangladesh is significant for our long-standing partnership,” said the Japanese Ambassador and hoped that August 6 will keep inspiring people, especially young generations, to become aware of the atomic bombing tragedies and the importance of peace. 

“Today, I reverently express my sincere condolences to the souls of the great number of atomic bomb victims. It is inscribed on the monument for atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima that ‘Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil’.

“The tragedies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki must never be repeated. As the only country that has experienced the horror of nuclear weapon, Japan has a mission to work closely with other countries and citizens toward the realization of a world free of nuclear weapons,” Ambassador Ito said.