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BD seeks more Japanese investments

June 24, 2022 00:00:00

Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed has urged the Japanese businessmen and investors to invest in various sectors in Bangladesh, including information technology, garment and leather industry, reports UNB.

He also highlighted Japan's involvement in various mega projects in Bangladesh and thanked the Japanese government for their continuous support.

In the context of the decreasing population in Japan, the ambassador urged Japan's manpower recruiting agencies to recruit skilled workers from Bangladesh.

He was addressing a seminar on 'Trade, Investment and Skilled Human Resources' held in Saitama, Japan on Wednesday. Nearly 200 participants from Japanese companies and manpower recruiting organisations attended the event, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo.

The seminar was organised as part of celebrating 50 years of Bangladesh-Japan diplomatic relations supported by the City of Saitama, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), Saitama, UNIDO-ITPO Tokyo, and JITCO.

From the city of Saitama, Hitoshi Shibuya, director, Department of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism, Bureau of Economic Affairs, spoke.

Dr Ariful Haque, Minister (Commerce) of the Embassy, gave a presentation on trade and investment opportunities in Bangladesh.

Noriyoshi Fukuoka, director (South Asia), Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, praised Bangladesh's economic progress and prospects.

Yuji Ando, country representative, JETRO Bangladesh, discussed the business environment in Bangladesh through a video message.

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