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Day: September 6, 2014


Dhaka warmly greets Japanese PM (video)

Abe pays tribute to war heroes, Bangabandhu Japanese PM pays tributes to the martyrs of 1971 Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar on Saturday. Photo: TV grab Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Dhaka this afternoon on a short -- 21-hour-long -- but significant visit. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received Abe at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as he flew in at 12:56pm in first visit of a Japanese PM in 14 years. The then premier Yoshiro Mori visited Bangladesh in 2000. Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, were given a guard of honour at the airport before Hasina's cabinet colleagues greeted the Japanese premier. The Japanese PM's total entourage member is about 150, of which 50 comprise the trade delegation. From the airport, Japanese PM went ...