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Japan-Bangladesh Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

September 26, 2022
Photo session before the Japan-Bangladesh Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

On September 26, commencing at 6:35 p.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, who is visiting Japan to attend the state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his gratitude for the attendance of Minister Momen at the State Funeral and his intention to develop the "Comprehensive Partnership" established by the late Prime Minister Abe and Prime Minister Hasina to a higher level. In response, Minister Momen expressed his heartfelt condolences for passing of the late Prime Minister Abe, explaining that the entire country was observing the mourning period, with the Cabinet meeting expressing its condolences and the Parliament adopting a condolence motion.
  2. The two Ministers confirmed that this year's 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bangladesh is an important opportunity to elevate bilateral relations into a new stage. Minister Hayashi expressed his desire to deepen cooperation toward the realization of a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" and to strengthen bilateral relations in the security area, including defense exchanges, and in the economic and trade area, including improvement of the investment environment. Minister Momen expressed his gratitude for Japan's assistance over the years and his intension to continue to cooperate with Minister Hayashi for the further development of bilateral relations.
  3. The two Ministers shared the view on the importance of implementing development finance in a transparent and equitable manner, exchanged views on the issue of displaced persons from Rakhine State, Myanmar, and confirmed their continued cooperation in the international arena.

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