Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Japanese deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama is scheduled to come to Bangladesh on February 5 to attend the first ever Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between the two countries.
During his visit, Bangladesh and Japan is likely to discuss several issues relating to bilateral relation of the two countries, said a press statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque will represent Bangladesh side in the meeting, the statement added.
The Japan minister’s visit is the consequence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s tour to Japan from in May last year.
The visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Bangladesh in September last year also initiated the visit of Sugiyama.
During the last year visit, both the premier agreed to hold regular Foreign Office Consultations on bilateral relations and other issues at the foreign secretary level regularly.
Indeed it is an important component of the “Comprehensive Partnership” established between two countries during Hasina’s visit to Japan.
Sugiyama is expected to call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Prime Minister’s Adviser on International Affairs Dr Gowher Rizvi and Senior Secretary of Prime Minister’s Office Md Abul Kalam Azad.
BBN/ASI/AD-2Feb15-4:40pm (BST)