'By sheltering Rohingyas, Bangladesh has proved its continued effort towards world peace. Japan will continue to support their safe and sustainable repatriation'
Japan will continue to support Bangladesh for the safe repatriation of more than one million displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar who are now sheltered in Bangladesh.
"By sheltering Rohingyas, Bangladesh has proved its continued effort towards world peace. Japan will continue to support their safe and sustainable repatriation," Hiroyasu Izumi, ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, said on Sunday.
He also expressed his hope that experience exchange between Japan and Bangladesh will play a vital role ensuring world peace.
The ambassador was addressing the opening ceremony of a two-day international conference titled “Bangladesh in International Peacebuilding: Experience from Japan,” organized by Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) in Dhaka.
Addressing the session as the chief guest, lawmaker Dr Dipu Moni, also chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Bangladesh is playing a vital role in UN's peacekeeping missions.
"Experience of Japan will help Bangladesh further strengthen itself," she said.
On the opening day of the conference, 11 presentations on different topics were delivered.
In the sessions, speakers noted that Bangladesh remains one of the top contributors to the UN peacebuilding efforts and the country's peace related activities have expanded over the years to include civilian participation facilitating institution building in post-conflict states.
They also said experience sharing between Bangladesh and Japan will immensely be benefited for both nations.