Sheikh Hasina's visit has given Bangladesh-Japan relations a new dimension: Speaker
Dhaka, May 26: Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent visit to Japan has given a new dimension to the 50-year-old Japan-Bangladesh diplomatic relations.
She said, Japan is a genuine friend of Bangladesh. Fifty years have passed since Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman laid the foundation of Japan-Bangladesh bilateral relations in 1973. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent visit to Japan has given a new dimension to the fifty years of Japan-Bangladesh diplomatic relations.
During a courtesy meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the House of Councillors, the Speaker said that Japan is one of Bangladesh's development partners. Metrorail in the capital Dhaka is a unique milestone in Japan-Bangladesh relations. The speaker urged Japan to invest more in various fields including the expansion of trade and information technology, human resource development.
In a press release received in Dhaka, it was informed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, had a courtesy meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan, Hiroyuki Hasoda, at the Speaker's Conference Room located in the Parliament of Japan (Diet) on Thursday. During the meeting, they discussed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent visit to Japan, fifty years of Japan-Bangladesh diplomatic relations, increasing Japanese investment in Bangladesh, human resource development, strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, expansion of trade and commerce, etc.
Speaker of the Bangladesh National Parliament in the 'WOW Conference' held in 2014. Recalling Shireen Sharmin Chowdhury's visit to Japan, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Hiroyuki Hasoda said, Japan-Bangladesh friendly relations will be strengthened in the coming days. Such exchange of parliamentary visits will further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.