Published: 16 Mar 2022, 05:55 pm
Minister MA Mannan today stressed the need for signing a Free Trade Agreement
(FTA) between Bangladesh and Japan for boosting bilateral trade, investment and
also expressed his firm optimism that the bilateral relationship between the
two countries would be better, stronger and warm in the coming years.
on the experiences of the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Japan
over the last 50 years, we're looking forward to the next 50 years which is going
to be much better, stronger and warm," he said.
Planning Minister said this while addressing a dialogue on "Bangladesh-Japan
Partnership for the Next Development Journey" as the chief guest held at a
by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Kazi Nabil Ahmed, MP, spoke on the occasion
as the special guest while Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh ITO Naoki and
Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed spoke as the guests of Honour.
fellow of the CPD Syed Yusuf Sadaat made a presentation on the Bangladesh-Japan
partnership for the next development journey while board member of Asian
University of Women Kathy Matsui made the keynote presentation.
Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Yuho
Hayakawa, Professor Dr Tatsufumi Yamagata, CPD research director Dr Khandaker
Golam Moazzem, Prof Dr Kenta Goto of Kansai University, Japan-Bangladesh
Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Asif A Chowdhury spoke as panel
the other hand, renowned economist Rehman Sobhan spoke on the occasion virtually
while former Ambassador Faruk Sobhan also spoke.