Bangladesh seeks Japan’s cooperation for ‘One Village, One Product’ scheme

Published : 19 Feb 2024 10:08 PM

State Minister for Commerce Ahasanul Islam Titu has sought Japan’s cooperation to make the “One Village, One Product” programme a success.

"The prime minister has declared 'Handicrafts' as the product of the year. The government is working to increase employment and export goods through the 'One Village, One Product' programme. We look forward to Japan's cooperation and experience to make this programme a success,” he said, according to a press release.

The state minister said this when Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori paid a courtesy call on him at the former’s office on Monday, it said.

At the time, the Japanese ambassador appreciated the programme, assured cooperation, and said Japan wants to strengthen relations with Bangladesh.

 “Japan is keen to work as a partner in Bangladesh's development journey. We hope that Bangladesh will participate in the 'World Expo 2025' to be held in Japan next year,” he said. Titu mentioned the friendly relations between Bangladesh and Japan and said, “We hope to extend all cooperation to expand trade and commerce between the two countries.”