Dhaka, Sept 4 (UNB) - Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe has said Japan is happy over Bangladesh's decision to name metro rail stations after the names of the Japanese victims of the Holey Artisan terror attack.
During a meeting with State Minister M Shahriar Alam in Male on the sidelines of the 4th Indian Ocean Conference on Wednesday, she also expressed their gratitude that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met all the family members of the Japanese victims of terror attack.
Shahriar thanked Japan for facilitating the very fruitful visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina earlier in May this year.
Referring to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed last month in Tokyo, he expressed gratitude to the Japanese government for listing Bangladesh as a source country for skilled migration.
It was highlighted that both governments will work closely to deliver on the MoU as per the agreement.
Shahriar Alam updated his Japanese counterpart on the latest status of over 1.1 million Rohingyas sheltered by Bangladesh, including Bangladesh’s concerns about security at the camps.
He underscored that Bangladesh needs the support of Japan for repatriation of the Rohingyas in safety and dignity to Myanmar and to start moving them to Bhashanchar.
Toshiko Abe mentioned that Japan is particularly happy that Bangladesh has decided to name metro rail stations after the names of the Holey Artisan victims.
Both sides agreed on timely implementation of ODA, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.
Shahriar called for Japanese support for building a new railway bridge over the Jamuna River.
The Japanese side reassured their support and cooperation to build the railway bridge.
The State Minister led the Bangladesh delegation to the 4th Indian Ocean Conference organised by India Foundation in association with the government of the Maldives and S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore from 3-4 September.
He is also a member of the IOC Organising Committee.
The theme of IOC 2019 is "Securing the Indian Ocean Region: Traditional and Non-Traditional Challenges".