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Bangladesh seeks Japan's help to become developed nation

Khalid Umar Malik
18 Jun 2022, 13:04 GMT+10

DHAKA, Bangladesh - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday sought Japan's and the Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) assistance in achieving Bangladesh's goal of becoming a developed nation by 2041.

"I hope Japan and JICA will join us in achieving our goal of becoming a developed nation by 2041," she said.

The prime minister stated this in a video broadcast during the 50th anniversary of the Bangladesh-JICA cooperation.

JICA's financial assistance portfolio to Bangladesh has grown from $10.6 million in commodity grant aid in 1971-72 to $28 billion today, according to PM Hasina.

Hasina stated that Bangladesh is moving forward to realize the Father of the nation's dream of transforming Bangladesh into a developed country.

"Bangladesh has already been recognized for transitioning to a developing country in 2026," she added.

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