Japan assures to continue long-term support to Bangladesh’s uplift
DHAKA, Sept 9, 2019 (BSS) – Highly appreciating Bangladesh’s tremendous socioeconomic uplift over the last 10 years, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi today said his country will continue long-term support to Bangladesh in its overall development.
“Bangladesh has attained tremendous socioeconomic development in the last 10 years under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, especially in the GDP growth, which is the fastest in the world,” he said.
The envoy added: “We’re committed to extending long-term support to Bangladesh in its overall uplift.”
The ambassador made the remarks when he paid a farewell call on the premier at her Jatiya Sangsad office here this evening.
After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.
“Bangladesh people have a historical opportunity to develop under your leadership,” the press secretary quoted the envoy as saying.
Hiroyasu Izumi said Japanese entrepreneurs are interested to make more investment in Bangladesh. “Japanese multinational automaker Mazda Motor Corporation is interested to set up an automobile plant in Bangladesh,” he said.
The ambassador said Japan is also interested to set up an LPG terminal in Bangladesh.
On the Rohingya issue, Hiroyasu Izumi said: “Our sympathy is always with Bangladesh.”
He highly appreciated Bangladesh not making fence along the Myanmar border and allowing the Rohingya nationals to take shelter.
The ambassador also praised Bangladesh’s efforts to solve the protracted Rohingya crisis peacefully. “It is very much praiseworthy that Bangladesh wants to solve the problem through negotiation,” he said.