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Dhaka eyes 8 to 10 deals with Tokyo during PM’s visit

Published : 13 Apr 2023 10:13 PM

Dhaka and Tokyo are in discussion to sign a number of agreements and MoUs during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to Japan.

“There are possibilities of signing 8 to10 deals. We’ll inform you once finalized in a separate briefing," Spokesperson of the foreign ministry Seheli Sabrin told reporters in a weekly briefing on Thursday.

The Prime Minister will be on an official visit to Japan from April 25 to 28 at the invitation of her counterpart Kishida Fumio.

During her stay in Japan, the Prime Minister will be received in an audience by the Emperor of Japan, the foreign Ministry said. 

KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, will hold a summit meeting with the Bangladesh Prime Minister and then host a working dinner in her honour.

 During the visit, the prime minister is scheduled to attend an investment summit and a community reception along with a few bilateral meetings, the foreign ministry said.

 She will also hand over the “Friends of Liberation War Honour” to a few Japanese nationals. 

 Both the governments of Bangladesh and Japan hope that this visit will further strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries.

 This will be the sixth visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Japan.

 Earlier, she visited Japan in 1997, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2019.