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BNP takes Abe’s visit positively

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Staff Reporter
BNP is considering Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s brief official tour positively as the party thinks it will help widen Bangladesh’s friendly ties with the East Asian island nation.
“We think the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit will be fruitful for Bangladesh and its people,” BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said yesterday.
The BNP spokesman made the remarks while talking to reporters at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospita in the city after visiting his party’s ailing standing committee member Dr RA Gani.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe along with his wife Abe arrived here around 12.50 pm on Saturday on a two-day official visit.
Referring to media reports, Fakhrul said Shinzo Abe is coming with various investment offers which will play a positive role in socio-economic development of Bangladesh.
“The Japanese Prime Minister will talk about investment… we hope trade and friendship between the two countries will be expanded further through the tour,” he said.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is scheduled to meet Abe at Sonargaon Hotel around 6:30pm today and discuss various issues relating to mutual interests of the two friendly nations, her press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan told.
BNP senior leaders, including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will accompany Khaleda Zia at the meeting.