Bangladesh envoy meets expats in Tokyo

Diplomatic Correspondent

26 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Newly appointed Bangladesh Ambassador in Tokyo Sahabuddin Ahmed had an introductory meeting with Bangladeshi expatriates living in Japan at Bangabandhu auditorium of the mission on Sunday.

It was the ambassador’s first interaction with the Bangladeshi community after he assumed charge, said a press release.

Speaking the occasion, the ambassador recalled the unparalleled contributions of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, great sacrifices made by the four national leaders, valiant freedom fighters and the women who lost their dignity during the Liberation War in 1971.

He also recalled with deep respect the contributions of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and the family members of Bangabandhu who lost their lives in a brutal assassination on 15 August 1975.

 Expressing deep gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to entrust him with this responsibility, he intended to work diligently to deepen the ties between Bangladesh and Japan and work for the welfare of the expatriate Bangladeshis living in Japan.

Members of Bangladeshi community welcomed the ambassador in Japan with bouquets.   

In the afternoon, the ambassador visited the ‘Akabane Kita Kumin Center’ where Hindu community living in Tokyo arranged the ‘Durga Puja’.

He greeted the members of Hindu community on the occasion.