Myanmar will be cautious in the future: Foreign Minister
After the reaction of two mortar shells fired by the Myanmar army falling within the borders of Bangladesh, the country will be careful, the foreign minister said. AK Abdul Momen.
On Thursday, a condolence meeting titled ‘Tribute to Abe Shinzo’ was held in the memory of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the joint initiative of the Japanese Studies Department of the University and the Embassy of Japan in Dhaka at the Nawab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Auditorium of Dhaka University (DU). He said this in response to a question from journalists after the meeting.
The foreign minister said that the mortar shells came suddenly. We asked them, they said they will be careful in the future.
Earlier on Monday, Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen issued a strong protest by summoning Myanmar’s ambassador Aung Kyaw Moe, who was appointed in Dhaka. Last Sunday around 3 pm, two mortar shells of the Myanmar Army landed near the Tumbru North Mosque in Ghumdhum Union of Naikshyongchari, Bandarban. However, they did not explode and there were no casualties.
Remembering Shinzo Abe in the condolence meeting, the Foreign Minister said that he had a deep relationship with Bangladesh. Our Prime Minister has visited Japan thrice in his time. And talked to Abe about six billion dollars in grant aid. Abe also came to Bangladesh. The people of Bangladesh are shocked because this world’s beloved leader was killed by the assassin.
He said, Japan-Bangladesh partnership was established in 2014. Major infrastructure including our metro rail is being made possible with the help of Japan.
Abdul Momen said that Abe was a friendly person. I had a close relationship with him. He used to tell me about his father. He had a worldwide reputation as a good leader.
Ito Naoki, Ambassador of Japan in Dhaka, said that Japan is supporting many big projects in Bangladesh, including metro rail, Matarbari power and deep sea projects through JICA. He thanked Shinzo Abe for his tribute and said that they are moving forward by working to improve relations between the two countries.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman said, Abe was a dependent figure to the international community. In 1973, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s visit to Japan raised the friendly relations between the two countries to the highest level. Dhaka University and students are benefiting from Japan’s cooperation.
The Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences of DU also spoke at the event. Zia Rahman, Chairman of the Japanese Studies Department. Abdullah-al-Mamun.