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Momen attends Abe's funeral representing Bangladesh

During Shinzo Abe’s time, the relationship between Bangladesh and Japan developed comprehensively, says the foreign minister

Update : 27 Sep 2022, 11:54 PM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday paid tribute to former Prime Minister of Japan late Shinzo Abe while attending his state funeral in Tokyo on behalf of the government and people of Bangladesh.

Foreign Minister Momen paid tribute to the late Shinzo Abe by placing a floral wreath.

Selima Ahmed, MP and Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed were present.

Later in a courtesy meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Momen expressed deep grief over the death of Shinzo Abe on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the people of Bangladesh.

Recalling Abe's contribution, he said, Shinzo Abe was a true friend of Bangladesh and during his time, the relationship between the two countries developed into a comprehensive partnership.

Akie Abe, the wife of late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was present at the event.

The foreign minister also recalled Akie Abe’s visit to Bangladesh in 2014 with the late Shinzo Abe.

The foreign minister will leave Japan for Dhaka on Wednesday morning.

The state funeral was attended by US Vice President Kamala Harris, Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and other foreign and Japanese dignitaries.

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