Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday paid tribute to former Prime Minister of Japan late Shinzo Abe while attending his state funeral in Tokyo on behalf of the government and people of Bangladesh.
Foreign Minister Momen paid tribute to late Shinzo Abe by placing a floral wreath.
Selima Ahmed, MP and Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed were present.
Later in a courtesy meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Momen expressed deep grief over the death of Shinzo Abe on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh.
Recalling the late Abe's contribution, he said, Shinzo Abe was a true friend of Bangladesh and during his time, the relationship between the two countries developed into a comprehensive partnership.
Akie Abe, wife of late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was present at the event.
The foreign minister also recalled her (Akie Abe) visit to Bangladesh in 2014 with late Shinzo Abe.
The state funeral was attended by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and other foreign and Japanese dignitaries.