Seeking more Japanese investment, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government will ensure all facilities for the investment by Japanese entrepreneurs.
"We need more investment from Japan ...we're ready to provide all sorts of facilities for the smooth investment by Japanese entrepreneurs," she said.
The Prime Minister said this when outgoing Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Shiro Sadoshima met her at her official residence Ganabhaban.
She also sought more financial assistance from Japan for the overall development of the country.
PM's Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri briefed reporters after the meeting.
The Prime Minister hoped that Bangladesh would get more assistance from Japan to attain its economic goal and it will be able to reach its development goal with that assistance.
Hasina said her government has allotted two economic zones for the Japanese investors and wants the Japanese investors to avail of the opportunity.
She thanked the ambassador for his all-out cooperation and active role in strengthening the bilateral cooperation between the two countries saying that the ties between Dhaka and Tokyo reached a new height during his tenure.
The Prime Minister also praised her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe's leadership and thanked him for his continued support to Bangladesh, mentioning that Japan is the trusted friend of Bangladesh and a largest development partner.
Hasina said Japan has had a greater role in the overall development of Bangladesh, and thanked the Japanese government and its people in this regard.
The outgoing Japanese envoy also thanked the Prime Minister and her government for their all-out support during his stay in Bangladesh, and lauded the dynamic and strategic leadership of Sheikh Hasina that helped Bangladesh attain its present development status.
Sadoshima said he is really impressed observing closely Sheikh Hasina's praiseworthy leadership and the way she solved many problems in the country.
The envoy expressed his strong optimism that Bangladesh would certainly achieve its desired goal under the dynamic leadership of Sheikh Hasina.
About the potentials of Japanese market for Bangladeshi products, he said Bangladesh could largely expand its market there for mutual benefits.
While talking about Japanese businessmen in Bangladesh, Sadoshima said the Japanese traders are happy as they are getting all kinds of cooperation from the government of Bangladesh in doing business.
PM's Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi and Principal Secretary Md Abul Kalam Azad were present.