Japan sending delegation to check on Bangladesh’s security scenario

মঙ্গলবার, ১১ অক্টোবর ২০১৬
11 October 2016 A Japanese delegation will “soon” visit Bangladesh to get a security update, a parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs has said.

Kiyoshi Odawara in a meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Md Shahriar Alam in Bangkok, however, assured that Tokyo would continue to remain as “strong development partner” of Dhaka.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) that ended on Monday in Bangkok, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

The summit endorsed Bangladesh’s proposal to be a “co-prime mover” in the working groups on connectivity and food, water and energy security pillars under the ACD Vision for Asia Cooperation 2030.

The state minister also met Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ig Murglov on the sidelines.

During his meeting with Japan vice-minister, he apprised him of the “stringent” security measures being taken by the government to ensure safety of foreign nationals.

Seven JICA consultants were among the victims of the July 1 terrorist attack at an upscale cafe in Dhaka's Gulshan.

 

The government has strengthened the security measures in and around the diplomatic zone after the attack in Holey Artisan Bakery.

Shahriar assured Odawara that the government is “fully prepared to receive the Japanese delegation and apprise (them} of the security situation.”

Bangladesh in ACD’s working groups

The state minister as a leader of Bangladesh delegation told the ACD meeting that working closely with all neighbours is a “foreign policy goal” of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He called for not only physical connectivity but also connectivity of people, culture and idea, connectivity of trade, investment, technology, enterprises and labour force to secure an inclusive growth and sustainable development in Asia.

As the summit endorsed Bangladesh in different working groups, the state minister offered to host the first working group meeting on connectivity in Dhaka.

Heads of states or governments and foreign ministers of 34 ACD member countries attended the three-day summit.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট বুধবার, ৩০ নভেম্বর -১ ০৬:০০
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