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JICA expresses satisfaction over security: Muhith

DHAKA, May 24, 2017 (BSS) - Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has expressed its satisfaction over the security in the country after the last year's militant attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in the city, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith here today.

"JICA is satisfied over the government's security steps in response to the last year's militant attacks. They are also very happy with our existing relations," he told newsmen after a meeting with a Japanese delegation, led by JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka, at Finance Ministry.

During the meeting, Muhith said, JICA president reaffirmed his commitment to continue assistance to the development of the country.

Mentioning the meeting as a friendly one, the finance minister expressed the hope that Japan will withdraw its security concerned issue for its citizens in Bangladesh.

Responding to a question, Muhith said he will meet with the prime minister tomorrow for making a discussion on imposition of 15 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services in the next budget in line with the new VAT law.

"Tomorrow, we have a meeting together, after that I will take decision," he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)