DHAKA Two ships of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
(JMSD) JS Bungo and JS Takashima� arrived at Chattogram port today on a
three day goodwill visit.
Chief Staff Officer of Chattogram Naval Area Captain Syed Helal Hossain
welcomed the officers and sailors of the ships at the port, an Inter Services
Public Relations (ISPR) press release said.
Earlier, Bangladesh Navy Ship 'Durjoy' welcomed the JMSDF ships while they
reached in Bangladesh territory of the Bay of Bengal.
During the stay in Bangladesh, the Captains of the ships and the delegation
team from Japan Embassy will meet with Chattogram City Corporation Mayor,
Commander of Chattogram Naval Area, Commander of BN Fleet and Chairman of
Chattogram Port Authority.
Besides, as part of the tour, the officers and sailors of the ships will
visit BNS 'Somudro Joy', Bangladesh Naval Academy, School of Maritime Warfare
and Tactics (SMWT), BNS Shaheed Moazzam Naval Base, School of Children with
special needs BN Ashar Alo run by Bangladesh Navy and various historical
areas of Chattogram.
Officers and sailors from Bangladesh Navy will also visit JS Bungo and JS
A passage exercise will be conducted with Bangladesh Navy ships when the
ships sail out from Chattogram on October 8.
With this visit to JMSDF ships, it is expected that the visit will play an
important role to further strengthen cooperation between Bangladesh and
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)