Bangladesh relief goods handed over to Japan

Bangladesh relief goods handed over to Japan

Staff Reporter


Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan AKM Majibur Rahman Bhuiyan accompanied by Embassy officials, Saturday handed over relief materials from Bangladesh Government to the Japanese authorities, at Narita Airport.

While receiving the relief materials, Japanese officials thanked the Government of Bangladesh for its friendly gesture. The Bangladesh Ambassador also reiterated Bangladesh Government’s commitment to stand by the friendly people of Japan, says a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry also thanked the Government of Bangladesh, its people as well as the Bangladeshi diaspora in Japan for their sympathy and gesture following the massive earthquake and huge tsunami that hit the Northeastern coast of Japan on March 11.

Majibur Rahman Bhuiyan met with Ms. Makiko Kikuta, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan at her office on March 30 to inform about the consignment of Bangladesh.

The Japanese Vice-Minister mentioned that the materials would be immensely beneficial to the affected people in view of the hardships compounded by the inclement weather conditions in the aftermath of the disaster.

The emergency humanitarian assistance materials contain 2,000 blankets, 500 rubber boots and 1,000 rubber gloves. It may be mentioned here that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni, MP earlier sent messages of sympathy and condolences to their Japanese counterparts.

A 4-member Bangladesh delegation led by Monirul Islam, Director General (East Asia & Pacific Wing) of the Foreign Ministry visited Tokyo along with the consignment.

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Source: The New Nation - Independent Daily


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