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Japanese envoy meets DU VC

DU Correspondent

29 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman at the latter’s office of the university on Wednesday.

DU Treasurer Professor Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed and Senior Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Yasuhiro Kawazoe were present at the meeting. During the meeting, they exchanged views regarding the ongoing joint academic and research activities at Dhaka University in collaboration with Japan and JICA.

Ambassador Naoki said JICA would send Japanese volunteers to teach Japanese Language at the Institute of Modern Languages of DU.

Besides, a seminar under the 'JICA Chair' project will be held at Dhaka University early next year, marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-Japan Diplomatic Relations, DU Centenary and the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh.

The Japanese Ambassador sought cooperation from DU VC in these regards.

Assuring him of providing all possible cooperation, Professor Md Akhtaruzzaman said, "Japan is our major development partner and a friendly relation has been prevailing between the two countries for a long time. Furthermore joint collaborative academic and research activities between Dhaka University and leading universities in Japan would foster our existing friendly relationship."

DU VC Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman thanked the Japanese Ambassador for his visit to and keen interest to provide further cooperation to Dhaka University.