Newly appointed Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Sahabuddin Ahmed on Sunday had an introductory meeting with the expatriate Bangladeshi living in Japan at the Bangabandhu auditorium of the mission.
He sought cooperation from all concerned to discharge his duties.
It was the ambassador’s first discussion with Bangladeshi community after he assumed charge.
Members of Bangladeshi community welcomed the ambassador in Japan with bouquets of flowers.
Following the introduction, Ambassador, in his speech, recalled the unparalleled contributions of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, great sacrifices made by the National Four Leaders, the valiant freedom fighters and the women who lost their dignity during the Liberation War in 1971.
He also recalled with deep respect the contributions of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatun Nesa Mujib and the family members of Bangabandhu who lost their lives in a brutal assassination on 15 August 1975.
Expressing deep gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to entrust him with this responsibility, he intended to work diligently to deepen the ties between Bangladesh and Japan and work for the welfare of the expatriate Bangladeshis living in Japan.
Ahmed informed the community that despite, COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo mission, following the health rules, had undertaken many events marking the ‘Mujib Year’.
He also invited the guests to visit the newly launched ‘Bangabandhu Corner’ established on the third floor of the building.
Later, community members participated in the open discussion where they welcomed the ambassador and placed various suggestions and demands to him.
Ambassador gave a patient hearing and assurance to extend best possible services to them.
In the afternoon, the ambassador visited the ‘Akabane Kita Kumin Center’ where Hindu Community living in Tokyo arranged the ‘Durga Puja’.
He greeted the members of Hindu Community on the occasion.
Source: United News of Bangladesh