PM likely to visit Japan next month: Momen

Publish: 7:30 PM, October 4, 2022 | Update: 7:30 PM, October 4, 2022

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to pay a bilateral visit to Tokyo at the end of November at the invitation of her Japanese counterpart, foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said here today.

“We hope our prime minister will visit Japan at the end of next month,” he told reporters at the foreign ministry this afternoon after returning from the USA and Japan.

Momen said the Japan government has already invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the visit and the foreign ministry is working on it.

“They invited us (to visit Japan) and we are now working on it,” he said.

On September 27, Momen attended the funeral of Japanese former premier Shinzo Abe in Tokyo to pay tribute on behalf of Bangladesh government and its people.

During the visit, Bangladesh foreign minister held bilateral talks with his Japanese counterpart Hayashi Yoshimasa and also called on Japanese premier Fumio Kishida.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last visited Japan in May, 2019.