Visit from the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan

  • February 21, 2019
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  • Keywords: International relations, Collaborations


The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan Her Excellency Rabab Fatima visited Kobe University President Hiroshi Takeda on February 13. She was accompanied by Economic Minister Dr. Sahida Akter and First Secretary Tushita Chakma. The meeting was also attended from Kobe University by Vice President Professor Masahiko Yoshii and Dean of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies Professor Kuang-hui Chen.

Her Excellency Ambassador Fatima began by stating her intention to increase the number of Bangladeshi nationals studying in Japan. She also expressed her wishes for more active academic and research exchange between the two countries, with Japan sharing high quality technology and knowledge that can be applied in natural disaster risk management and strategies for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. Representatives of Kobe University outlined our student and researcher exchange with Bangladeshi universities. Bangladesh has achieved rapid development, and both sides discussed a range of topics including the Bangladeshi economy, trade, investment, and promoting the social participation of women. Her Excellency Ambassador Fatima also introduced a seminar series organized by the Embassy on social and economic development.

Following the meeting, the delegation met with Bangladeshi students studying at the Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies. The students each introduced themselves and their areas of study, and welcomed the delegation. Her Excellency Ambassador Fatima gave them words of encouragement: “I would like you to use the specialist knowledge, linguistic skills and experience of other cultures gained during your studies abroad for the advancement of your mother country, and to contribute to the development of Bangladesh-Japan relations”.

We look forward to further opportunities for the creation of closer ties with the Embassy of Bangladesh and expansion of exchange with Bangladeshi universities.

(International Affairs Planning Division)