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Japan, Bangladesh leaders agree to work together to combat pandemic

  • August 6, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 5:19 a.m.
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DHAKA – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday agreed to work together to combat the coronavirus pandemic, with Japan offering 35 billion yen ($331 million) in loans toward that end.

 

Abe also assured Hasina during their phone talks that Japan will continue to assist Bangladesh in its drive to develop the economy and strengthen bilateral relations.

 

The prime minister praised the Bangladesh government for accepting Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar and said Tokyo will continue to support these efforts, according to Japanese officials.

 

Abe also said he would talk to Myanmar’s leadership to help solve the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh officials told reporters.

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