Bangladesh and Japan will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two friendly countries this year.
The two countries established diplomatic relations on February 10, 1972. To mark this historic occasion, Bangladesh and Japan have decided to organise various events in Dhaka and Tokyo to further strengthen bilateral partnership.
Foreign Minister recognised Japan as a long-trusted friend of Bangladesh and proven development partner.
He recalled the unwavering Japanese support for the cause of independence of Bangladesh as well as Japanese development cooperation since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two friendly countries.
Both sides recalled the historic official visit of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Japan in October 1973, which laid the rock-solid foundation of the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Japanese Ambassador shared that the Embassy of Japan in Dhaka would publish a commemorative photo book on the historic visit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Japan on the auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Ito reiterated the Government of Japan’s support for an early repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their ancestral homes in Myanmar and their relocation to Bhasan Char from Cox’s Bazar camps.
Foreign Minister Momen appreciated Japan’s contributions to the infrastructure development in Bangladesh and suggested more Japanese investments.
The Japanese envoy assured that Japanese as well as international investors would be setting up their factories in the Araihazar Economic Zone from early next year.