PM to visit Japan on April 25
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay an official visit to Japan from April 25 to 28 at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio.
She will be received by the Emperor of Japan, said the foreign ministry in a statement yesterday.
The visit is considered to of great significance as Japan is a major development partner of Bangladesh and a key player in the Indo-pacific region. Initially the visit was scheduled from November 29 to December 1 last year.
Japan is constructing some of Bangladesh's major infrastructures, including the MRT line in Dhaka, the deep-sea port at Matarbari, the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, and the special economic zone at Araihazar.
According to the foreign ministry, Kishida Fumio will hold a summit meeting with the Bangladesh prime minister and then host a working dinner in her honour.
Hasina is scheduled to attend an investment summit and a community reception along with few bilateral meetings.
She will also hand over the "Friends of Liberation War Honour" to a few Japanese nationals. A number of memorandums of cooperation are expected to be signed during the visit.