Business Desk : dhakamirror.com
All should work towards accelerating Japan-Bangladesh strategic partnership so that it will deepen economic cooperation, leverage the decades-long friendship and fuel growth between the two nations, according to speakers at a discussion.
The event, titled “Our Shared Aspiration: Accelerating the Japan-Bangladesh Strategic Partnership”, was jointly organised by Standard Chartered, the Japan-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JBCCI), Japanese Commerce and Industry Association in Dhaka (JCIAD, Shoo-Koo-Kai), and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Dhaka recently.
The event placed emphasis on driving collaboration across the board to facilitate the development and progress of infrastructure, trade, investment flows and sustainable finance.
“Japan and Bangladesh’s partnership involves a huge element of trust and confidence that has been built over time through our people-to-people connections as well as a journey of economic prosperity that both the countries have taken together,” said Naser Ezaz Bijoy, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bangladesh.
“Japanese companies will keep aiding Bangladesh with investments in infrastructure and renewable energy going forward to catalyse the growth of Bangladesh’s economy and business relationship between the two countries,” said Yusuke Asai, chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Japan.
Among others, Myung-Ho Lee, president of the JBCCI, Iwama Kiminori, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Japan to Bangladesh, Yuji Ando, country representative of JETRO, M Masrur Reaz, chairman and founder of Policy Exchange Bangladesh, and Enamul Huque, managing director and head of corporate, commercial and institutional banking client coverage of Standard Chartered Bangladesh, were present.