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First round of Japan-Bangladesh EPA negotiations conclude in Dhaka

First round of Japan-Bangladesh EPA negotiations conclude in Dhaka

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The talks, held from May 19 to 23, saw significant participation from both nations, aiming to strengthen economic ties

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Publisted at 9:07 PM, Thu May 23rd, 2024

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The first round of negotiations for the Japan-Bangladesh Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) concluded today in Dhaka.

The talks, held from May 19 to 23, saw significant participation from both nations, aiming to strengthen economic ties, reads a press release.

The opening session was attended by Mr. Ahasanul Islam Titu, MP, the State Minister of Commerce, and the Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Mr. Iwama Kiminori. During the negotiations, both sides shared their perspectives on various topics, including Trade in Goods, Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation, Investment, Electronic Commerce, and Intellectual Property.

Key figures in attendance included Mr Taketani Atsushi, Ambassador in charge of Economic Diplomacy and Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau from Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with representatives from other relevant ministries. Representing Bangladesh, Dr. Ahmad Munirus Saleheen, Chairman of the Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission, and officials from various ministries participated.

Both countries agreed to continue discussions and are working on scheduling the second round of negotiations through diplomatic channels.

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